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How to Keep Learning All Summer Long

July 16, 2015
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Summer has long been regarded as a time for kids to relax and have fun. While it’s great to take a break, research shows that most students lose about 2 months of mathematical computation skills over the summer while others lose more than two months in reading achievement. School may be out for summer but there’s plenty of time to still learn. Check out our tips that will help your child keep learning all summer long.

Keep Children Reading

– Combine activities with books
– Visit the local library
– Lead by example by reading your own materials or reading aloud with kids
– Use books to break boredom

Build Math Momentum

– Play board games
– Allow kids to count money that will be used for purchases
– Allow kids to measure when cooking
– Save change throughout the summer, add it up at the end and then plan to spend it on something special

Maintain Science Skills

– Visit a planetarium or your local science museum
– Create an insect collection or raise butterflies
– Complete family science projects
– Plant a garden (vegetables or flowers)

Revisit History

– Visit historical landmarks/ monuments while on your family vacation
– Find out about local history and visit places nearby
– Create a family tree
– Plan a trip to a history museum

Do you have any summer learning tips? Be sure to share in the comments section below.

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