Did you know that students can lose up to 15% of their academic ability over the summer?
While the thought of lazy summer days may be tempting for many students, don't let your child fall behind this summer. Studies show that when kids spend their summer completely disengaged from academics, they can lose a significant portion of their academic ability.
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How to Get Your Kids to Buy in to Summer Learning
I've been an educator for 20 years, and a parent for 15, so you'd think I'd be a pro at what to do with my kids over the summer. I wish I could say that's the case, but the truth is, finding that perfect balance between a carefree, relaxing summer and making sure my kids are prepared for the school year in the fall is tricky.
If your kids are like mine, they're not excited about keeping their skills up over the summer. In fact, they couldn't care less if research shows that students can lose 2 =BD months of academic gains over the summer months. Their focus is hanging out with friends, playing video games, and going to sports camps. When I try to encourage the love of reading I hear, "Yeah Mom, I'll read later, after I'm finished watching this show". If I insist they do math practice problems before leaving for the day, they generally comply, but so often their effort is minimal.
So what's the solution? Continue reading for a few pieces of advice.