By Alice Wellborn
Everyday Education 

Stop The Academic Skills Summer Slide!

 


School is out soon. Time to relax! But in the backs of our minds we all wonder: How can I make sure my kids don’t lose academic skills over the summer break? What is this Summer Slide I hear so much about?

The truth is that all kids lose some academic proficiency during the summer months. Most kids lose math skills - about two months’ worth. Kids generally don’t lose many reading skills unless they have learning problems or don’t have good learning opportunities during the summer, so we have to make sure we provide those opportunities.

So what is a parent to do? Keep summer...



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