Don't Lose Learning Momentum This Summer

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| May 7, 2019

Lets do This

Hard to believe it, but this school year is almost over!  While it's nice to get a break from the day-to-day school schedule, it's important to take time over the summer to build on the learning momentum a child has sustained over the past year.  

Go for a nature walk to learn more about local plants or wildlife.  Take a rainy summer day and head to a museum or science center.  Choose a favorite book (or series of books!) to read together.  Being intentional about creating fun learning experiences can help to combat "summer slide" and keep a young person on track for success next school year!

Stay Inspired

This Scholastic Parents article shares three ways to prevent summer slide, including: 

  • Pick Six: Research shows that reading just six books during the summer may keep a struggling reader from regressing. When choosing the six, be sure that they are just right — not too hard and not too easy. Take advantage of your local library and ask for age-appropriate recommendations!
  • Read Every Day: Whether it's a newspaper in the morning or a recipe in the afternoon, help a young person identify opportunities throughout their day when they might be able to practice their reading.  

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