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Top 10 Fun-Filled Summer Reading and Writing Ideas
July 8, 2019 Blog post Top 10 Fun-Filled Summer Reading and Writing Ideas main image

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!

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How to Create a Summer Schedule for Kids
June 17, 2019 Blog post How to Create a Summer Schedule for Kids main image

Summer is here, school is out, and it’s more than likely that your children are endlessly asking you, “can we go outside?” The requests might seem endless as kids grow bored during the dog days of summer, and it’s no wonder that many parents look forward to school starting again! 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! 

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5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss
July 23, 2018 Blog post 5 Ways to Prevent Summer Reading Loss main image

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!

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8 Know-How Ideas to Boost Math Learning This Summer
July 10, 2018 Blog post 8 Know-How Ideas to Boost Math Learning This Summer main image

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!

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5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan
June 11, 2018 Blog post 5 Easy Steps to Create a Home Summer Learning Plan main image

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!

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5 Summer Games to Boost Your Child’s Memory
July 4, 2017 Blog post 5 Summer Games to Boost Your Child’s Memory main image

Your child has come a long way in school over the past year, and here comes summer to get in the way of learning! Even if your child is homeschooled, summer fun sometimes distracts kids and parents alike from the important task of learning. Luckily, summer learning doesn’t have to feel like school. Here’s 5 fun DIY ideas to make your own memory games at home this summer! 

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How Your Child’s Favorite Apps Can Unlock the Door to Fun Summer Hobbies
June 19, 2017 Blog post How Your Child’s Favorite Apps Can Unlock the Door to Fun Summer Hobbies main image

School is out for the summer, and there’s no doubt that your little learner is looking for something to do! It’s only inevitable that your child will most likely fill some of that time with screen-time, but it’s never been truer that apps can unlock a whole new world previously unimaginable. This article explores the many ways that your child’s favorite apps can transform into real-world hobbies to spur a lifetime of learning and discovery! 

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7 Tips for Engaging Summer Math Learning
July 25, 2016 Blog post 7 Tips for Engaging Summer Math Learning main image

Children enjoy spending quality time with parents and family members, and there’s no better time to share meaningful experiences with one another than during the summer. Mix math skills with everyday family fun for a winning combination that will keep your kids’ brains sharp!

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Summer Activities for Vocabulary Learning
July 11, 2016 Blog post Summer Activities for Vocabulary Learning main image

What better way to improve kids’ vocabulary mastery than through fun and engaging play. Children love to play outdoors, and summer is ideal time to transform learning into a joyful activity. Here is a list of valuable takeaways to help your kids enlarge vocabulary during the summer break. 

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10 Creative Ways to Promote Reading & Writing in the Summer
July 4, 2016 Blog post 10 Creative Ways to Promote Reading & Writing in the Summer main image

Reading and writing are lifelong skills that kids should never stop mastering. Just because summer is meant for relaxing, it doesn’t mean that young learners need a long break from their preschool endeavors. Kids Academy offers a unique pick of creative tips to help your children progress in reading and writing without summer learning loss.  

 

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