Now that summer break has begun, it is critical to engage children with fun activities to prevent summer learning loss. Summer learning loss, or ‘the slide,’ presents a significant problem for students when the new school year starts and can hinder overall academic achievement.

VOCABULARY 180The best approach to prevent summer learning loss is to leverage fun activities that engage learning skills without feeling like a school projects. Exciting and engaging learning activities include field trips (virtual field trips count), reading page-turning best-sellers, setting up a lemonade stand, writing a play or short story and much more. These activities engage critical skills, but your child will think of them as exciting things to do during their three month vacation from academia.

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