As the school year comes to an end and summer vacation begins, children and parents alike breathe a sigh of relief. However, while a break from academic pressure is much needed, the long summer months can also lead to what educators often refer to as 'summer slide' or 'summer learning loss'.
Research indicates that children can lose up to two months of learning over the summer break. This loss is even more pronounced for children with learning disabilities, as consistent practice and reinforcement are vital for their progress.
So, how can parents help their children maintain their learning momentum over the summer while still ensuring they have a fun and relaxing break? Here are some strategies:
Summer learning doesn't have to be stressful or overly academic. With these strategies, you can ensure your child continues learning in a fun and engaging way.
As a bonus, here are a few free online resources that can enhance your child's learning over the summer:
Remember, the goal is to keep learning fun and engaging so your child maintains their love of learning throughout the summer break.
The information provided on the Think FLEXibly Blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered as therapeutic advice.