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August 2013

How to Stop the Summer Slide

Read 20 Minutes Per Day to Prevent Summer Slide by Eric L. Zielinski
Written by: Eric L. Zielinski When I was first asked how I was going to help my kids prevent “summer slide” I was a little confused. Why would I prevent them from going down slides this summer? Isn’t that what summer is about? Playgrounds, swings, slides, pools, you know the deal. But after I did some research online I quickly found out what they meant. Basically, summer slide is when children lose learning concepts that were gained while in school during the summer because they are focused on fun and playtime; not on reading, writing, and arithmetic. Summer Slide Research has proven that...