Five Ways to Make Summer Learning Fun

| May 18, 2016

By Expect More Arizona

When most parents reminisce about summer, they think of bikes, ice cream trucks and community pools. Summer break was a time for fun, friends and family trips. But in today’s fast-moving and ever more competitive economy, parents cannot afford to let summer pass for their children in a blaze of adventure.

Teachers have always known that summer break can wreak havoc on a child’s learning. But there are now studies that confirm it. It’s estimated that a student can lose more than two months worth of learning over summer break. Then, when school re-opens, teachers spend as much as four weeks re-teaching material that youth are unable to recall.

Obviously it’s a challenge for educators and their pupils, alike.

Thankfully, there are many ways caregivers can help keep kids’ brains active during extended school breaks.

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