Summer brain drain can amount to a significant learning loss, as much as 2 ½ months per student, with the biggest losses in math and reading. Consistent summer losses can cause a child to be 2 years behind their peers by 6th grade. By 9th grade, summer losses are considered responsible for 2/3 of the achievement gap. Let’s consider our visual kids. Many of them have already been struggling in school and can’t afford any leaks.
Visual kids need more information about the concept of math before they can be successful with the computation. They are whole to part learners.
The laid-back scheduling of summer lends itself to a little organizing at home. Listen in as I give you some great ideas for organizing your kids’ space. You can even have a garage sale when your done to get rid of some of the discards.
In episode 16 of Living Life as a Visual Thinker, I discuss why visual learners need to be allowed to draw and doodle. For visual thinkers, drawing is like handwriting is for auditory learners. It is extremely important for them to feel comfortable with a way to express themselves.