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Summer 2016

Excerpts from our new book "How to Avoid Summer Slide by Creating a Season of Wonder, Discovery and Fun!"
by Rebecca Kochenderfer.

What is Summertime Learning? Let's begin with what summertime learning is not. Summer learning is not the same as school year learning. Summer vacation is a wonderful tradition and one that is well worth preserving. A break from our usual routines...

Parents often ask me, "How can I help my kids avoid forgetting the skills they've practiced all year long? How do I prevent summer slide?" This entire book is, in part, a response to this concern. Summer slide is real. The National Association of Summer...

Kids in the 21st century are living busy, highly programmed lives. Well intentioned efforts to avoid summer slide should always retain space for a child to exercise this task negative mode of thinking that Levitin describes. Kids and their caregivers need...

Fortunately, the answer is actually very simple. Use math every day. Just like reading, math can be a fun and natural part of a relaxed summertime routine. Before the end of the school year, familiarize yourself with the specific skill sets your child has been...

If we create artificial divisions between school time and vacation time, we subtly send our kids the message that learning is something unpleasant we get to "escape from" in the summer. When families make it a point to pursue learning opportunities...

Summer learning is a fabulous way to connect with your kids and to engage with the sort of activities and interests that most energize and excite them. Summer learning is a time to stretch and to grow to travel outside of comfort zones and...

I was born into poverty and changed schools frequently. One summer, when I was eight years old, my aunt asked me to read aloud to her. It soon became apparent that I was painfully behind. My aunt could have lectured me or shamed me. Instead, she ...

Have you seen the rest of our Summer Goodies below?

  
101 Things to Do this Summer
Summer Freebies
  
101 Things to Do this Summer

   
 

 

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