Keep Kids Learning this Summer!
Inspired by a recent article on reducing summer ‘brain drain’*, I thought I would offer tips and tricks to keeping young children and teens engaged in being creative and continuing to learn during the summer months when they have time away from a traditional school setting. To highlight the importance of staying engaged, I’ll throw out a few stats to bring the point home for you. It takes teachers an average of 3 weeks to re-teach lessons from the previous year when school starts up again in the fall. Students lose an average of 2 months of math skills over the summer session. And, for kids in grades 2-9, summer learning loss is 25%-30%