June 19, 2023
As parents and caregivers, we want to keep our kids engaged in learning during the summer break. Many learners will experience what is known as the “summer slide” which is when they lose some of the academic gains they have made during the school year over summer break. Reading, particularly in the elementary years, is an area that is vulnerable to that learning loss. Here are some recommendations for keeping elementary kids engaged in reading during the summer:
June 11, 2023
Afraid of the summer learning slide? Put your child to work in a fun and meaningful way by creating a unique summer learning plan tailored to the needs and interests of your child. Select rewards, create goals, and plan exciting activities that will energize your child for summer learning! This article offers you a step-by-step guide to designing your child’s very own summer learning program that will keep him and her learning each and every day this summer break!
June 10, 2023
Everybody has heard of the summer slide, but this year a new moniker is taking its place. Prevent your child from falling even further behind this summer thanks to the pandemic slide. Read this article to find summer activities for kids at home to keep your child’s skills sharp this summer!
May 23, 2023
Over the last few years, many children experienced learning loss in some academic areas due to the pandemic. Parents are concerned that their elementary students struggle with developing reading skills, so important for learning success. We'll provide ways to address these issues using the science of reading—the latest teaching approach based on extensive research.
July 1, 2022
Independence Day is one of the most celebrated American holidays that is often accentuated by colorful parades during the day and gleaming fireworks at night. As much as the 4th July marks a very significant part of American history, a lot of kids these days know very little as to what it really stands for. Through this article, you can take your kids on a short trip down memory lane that spans centuries of symbolic struggle and perseverance.
June 12, 2022
Summer break gives both kids and teachers much-needed rest, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Researchers know that kids lose about a month of learning by the time they arrive back in the classroom in the fall! Known as the summer slide, this phenomenon have been plaguing kids and robbing them of their learning gains. Since reading is important to all subjects, it’s important that kids don’t fall behind during the summer months. This article will discuss the importance of summer reading, and how to engage your kids in reading this summer!
July 14, 2020
With the pandemic still raging across much of the county, it certainly seems that the summer of 2020 has been cancelled. And after months of quarantine, it’s likely that you and your kids are feeling the fatigued of prolonged social distancing. If you’re looking to rejuvenate the last half of your family’s summer, this article will help! Keep reading to find helpful tips to survive the rest of the season and find 6 fun family activities to do before the new school year begins!
May 6, 2020
Summer is almost here, and it’s more than likely that your children are endlessly asking you, “can we go outside?”. So what is a parent to do to stave off crankiness and whining while ensuring that kids get what they need? The answer is to create a new summer schedule for kids that maximizes learning and makes the most of fun-filled seasonal activities! Read this article to find out how to create a killer routine, and find a sample schedule to use as a model for creating your own!
July 8, 2019
We’ve all heard of the dreaded “summer slide” but just what does the research actually have to say about summer learning loss for kids in kindergarten through the 5th grade? The answer may surprise you, but the consensus seems to suggest that kids need enrichment to ready them for school come August. This article takes an in-depth look at the infamous summer slide and gives you 10 awesomely fun summer reading ideas to keep your child reading and writing to keep literacy levels high and ready for fall!
June 4, 2019
Before you sign your child up for that expensive summer camp, remember that with a little know-how, you can create a math enrichment summer program all from your very own home! By simply mixing math into your child’s everyday routine, you can boost your child’s math skills this summer in a big way. This article will give you 8 powerful ideas to incorporate practical math learning into your child’s daily summer activities!