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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...

Let's Go Camping!

Let's Go Camping!
When we're not reading books online with our child, we like to unplug and head for the outdoors. For our first summer vacation of the year, we decided to go camping near Lake Tahoe. At dinner we asked our son to pack some things to play with on our trip. He packed his usual collection of trucks and Hot Wheels, but I noticed he also grabbed for a movie we recently checked out from the public library. “Honey what’s that for?” I asked. "So we can watch a movie over there.” he answered. It made me realize that although we read every night with our son, either online or traditionally, he has grown...