Dr. Bennett and Kristin Gigliotti from Hand 2 Mind discuss practical tips (parents, you will LOVE these!) on how to support your student(s) through the summer to prevent summer “brain drain.” Following 16 years as a Reading Specialist in a school near Pittsburgh, PA, Kristin Gigliotti’s experiences brought her to hand2mind. During her time as a Reading Specialist, Kristin often found herself using hand2mind manipulatives and now she gets to be a part of the development process of these products. Kristin endorses hand2mind’s commitment to teacher developed, classroom tested materials. In her current role as a Development Editor, Kristin has been able to help expand the company’s multi-sensory product lines that implement The Science of Reading including products such as Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Toolkits and Reading Rods.