Alleviate Summer Brain Drain with Fun Activities

| June 24, 2015

By Expect More Arizona

Summer is traditionally a time for fun. Every child looks forward to the last day of school and the impending ice cream trucks, family road trips and pool parties.

There’s one aspect of summer, though, that takes a toll on a young person’s well-being: Summer brain drain. On average, a youth will lose more than two months worth of learning during the summer months. And it’s estimated that teachers spend at least four weeks re-teaching material that students forgot over the summer.

This can be frustrating for both teachers and their pupils.

With a little planning – and help from community organizations – parents can help reduce learning loss and keep their kids’ brains engaged during the summer months.

For instance, parents can sign up for the 2015 Summer Reading Program. Libraries across Arizona are participating and encouraging their youngest visitors to log reading time for a chance to earn points and fun prizes.

Additionally, Read On Arizona has created a family literacy guide (available in both English and Spanish) that explores why early literacy is so important, while also giving helpful advice on how caregivers can help their children develop reading skills at home.

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