I was recently adding activities in the calendar for my grandson when I realized that we have only 5 WEEKS of summer vacation left! Whether you have more or less time to your summer vacation, the fact is that those hard earned academic skills, especially reading, writing and math, require constant reinforcement throughout the summer. Let’s start with some writing practice.
summer learning loss
The kids in our area have been out of school for three weeks now and while I’m delighted to see my grandson enjoying his summer “off,” I can’t help thinking school is going to be back sooner than we think. If you have a child that struggled with their times tables at the end of fourth grade, fifth grade is coming soon, and without practice over the summer, fifth grade is going to be even harder. What to do?
The key to keeping the drain plugged without making it a chore is keeping it FUN! It doesn’t have to take up more than a few minutes per day and summer provides unique opportunities for hands-on learning. We have sorted through lists and searched everywhere for the best ideas so you can enjoy your break too. Our summer eBook is perfect for keeping brains active. Download the book today to get insider tricks on how to stop summer learning loss.
Summer vacation has begun, now what? I encourage you to take a break but don’t let the kids be idle for too long. Without a plan for maintaining their skills, kids can lose up to 2 1/2 months of knowledge while they are enjoying the sunshine and free time that summer is all about.
The school year is coming to an end and what a crazy ride it has been. Go ahead, take a little time to relax and rejuvenate. You’ve earned it.
But don’t take too long of a break. If summer days are consistently lazy – a significant amount of what went into building your child’s brain during the school year will start to leak out. I have just the thing to prevent this loss.