Friday, July 1, 2011

How to Avoid Summer Learning Loss

Smart Parents Say No to Summer Learning Loss! 
What exactly is summer learning loss? Research shows that children lose between one and three months of learning while on summer vacation from school. In the fall, teachers spend an average of five weeks reviewing material from the previous grade level.
What can you do to ensure that your child retains the skills and information they learned in school last year?
Plan a routine for summer vacation that includes:
1) reviewing concepts from the past year
2) regular visits to your local library or book store, to encourage reading for fun
3) finding teachable moments in everyday activities 

Avoid Summer Learning Loss!
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