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‘Talk, talk, talk’ is key to avoiding summer ‘brain drain.’ Please see related stories

| June 14, 2017
‘Talk, talk, talk’ is key to avoiding summer ‘brain drain.’ Please see related stories

Summertime is synonymous with fun — no homework, no tests, no essays and no math formulas.

Such fun, though, can prompt what some educational professionals refer to as the “summer brain drain,” a true phenomenon statistics suggest can lead students to forget as much as 20 percent of what they learned during the prior school year.

“People don’t realize how important the summer months are,” said Denise Murphy, the early literacy coordinator for Arizona Reads Now, a program of the Yavapai County Educational Service Agency.

So how do families combat this syndrome? 

With the same fun that children crave on their summer vacations, Murphy sand fellow educators said.

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Looking for something fun to do? Try these STEM activities for kids

| July 1, 2015
Looking for something fun to do? Try these STEM activities for kids

By Jeremy Babendure • Arizona SciTech Festival in Arizona Parenting • Arizona Education News Service Even though school is out, it doesn’t mean closing up the books for summer. Your family can continue to learn about STEM and have fun too! The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) […]

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