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Prevent Summer Slide this Summer!

Prevent the summer slide effect with these simple and fun ideas.

Summer break is a few weeks away and kids will be out of school and will be at risk for the "summer slide" or "brain drain" effect. According to the National Summer Learning Association, "most students lose about 2 months of grade level equivalency in math and reading".  There are many ways to prevent learning loss over the summer! One way is to read a minimum of 6-10 books.  Our staff of tutors compiled a summer book list for students in grades Pre-K - 12. Now grab your child and head to your local libary or book store and start reading! 

Another great way to prevent the summer slide effect is to be creative with your writing. This is an easy way to incorporate some learning this summer in a fun way! Grab a journal and use your imagination. Here are some ideas to help with your creative writing: 

  • Imagine that you wake up one morning, walk outside your house, and find that everyone in the world has vanished. What do you do next? 
  • Take some photos and write a caption about the photo.
  • Keep a family journal over the summer. Write about "Our Summer Adventures". Everyone in the family can contribute and write about your days at camp, the pool, at work and on vacation. Watch how this family journal grows. 

These are simple ways to have fun during the summer all while preventing "summer slide". 

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