The best way to keep the summer brain drain at bay is to continue reading everyday throughout the summer. Just 20-30 minutes per day of any kind of reading is going to keep them fluent while exposing them to new ideas and ways of reading.
Educators say there are three basic learning styles; visual, tactile, and auditory. Research shows that 80% of children are both primarily visual and tactile learners. These kids need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively.