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Keep Your Child Learning This Summer

Get Ready For Summer! Ideas For Teachers To Share With Families

The school bell may stop ringing, but summer is a great time for all kinds of learning opportunities for kids. Reading Rockets packed this beach bag full of activities for teachers to help families get ready for summer and to launch students to fu...

5 Fun Ways To Keep Kids Learning Over Summer Break

An ever-present worry for teachers through the summer months is that students will relax a little TOO much over the break. While it can be tempting to try to micromanage students’ summer learning with packets and reading lists, there are tons of r...

Four Creative Ways To Keep Children Learning Over The Summer Holidays

It’s time for students to kick off their school shoes and pack up their textbooks because school’s out for summer. But the arrival of the holidays doesn’t mean learning has to stop – in fact, it can provide many opportunities to broaden young mind...

25 Activities To Keep Kids' Brains Active In Summer

As students set out on summer adventures, send their parents a much-needed "life preserver" -- a list of 25 activities to share and enjoy with their children. These fun activities cover all subjects and grades; there truly is something for everyon...

10 Fun Ways To Keep Your Child Learning This Summers

Summer vacation can be either a learning wasteland or a learning paradise. The temptations are great for children to spend hours watching television or playing video games, but with a little ingenuity and planning, the summer can be transformed in...

13 Ways To Sneak Learning Into Summer Fun

My five-year-old daughter, Celia, had an amazing year in prekindergarten. She had the kind of teacher you are lucky to have even once in your school career, and he sparked a love of learning in her. While I want to keep the momentum going over the...

How To Make Summer Learning Fun

School will soon be out and your students will start summer vacation. How can you minimize "summer learning loss" over those days that kids are not in school? This year, send your students home with a Learning Log to record fun summer learning.

Make Summer Learning Fun For Kids! 10 Ideas That Really Work

For most parents and kids summers translate into long, lazy and hazy months when kids are all play and no work. While many parents believe that it’s the only time children get to be themselves, but the reports make some shocking revelations.

Keeping Kids Off The Summer Slide

Something is waiting for many children each summer and their parents don’t even know it’s out there. It's called the "summer slide," and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. As parents approach the summer break, ma...

Should My Child Work On School Skills Over The Summer Or Take A Break?

I understand why parents want their kids to take a break and recharge their batteries. But it’s very important to find ways to keep working on these skills over the summer. The long vacation doesn’t simply hit the “pause” button on reading, math a...

Should Kids Get Summer Homework?

Jill Notte’s daughter Sara is a straight-A student, and she’s taking five advanced-placement courses this fall. It’ll be her senior year. This ambitious undertaking may prove Sara’s undoing — at least if the 17 year old wants to enjoy her summer v...

Do Kids Really Have ‘Summer Learning Loss?

They appear every summer as reliably as the stories about shark attacks: a rash of articles raising the alarm about the “summer slide,” or the loss of learning that grade-school students experience over the months when classes are out. Concern abo...

Negative Impact Of Summer Vacation On Students?

When summer relaxation is over and school starts back up, many students may find they've fallen behind. A recently released survey from the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) confirms that teachers spend a significant amount of time re-te...

Fun Summer Learning Resources

Summer learning loss is a real problem. Alarmingly, research suggests students lose more than two months of math knowledge during the summer, and the losses in reading are similar. Here we’ve compiled a few resources to keep students learning thro...

Summer Learning Should Focus On Fun

Children do not need to slouch on the couch during the summer and lose months of hard-won academic progress. In fact, summer is a great time to awaken kids to the love of learning and help them discover that learning can be joyful—even if they thi...

Top Summer Learning Activities For Young Elementary Schoolers

For a child who’s still mastering reading skills, summer can erode progress made during the school year. In addition to reading with your child every day (check out our favorite books for first graders, second graders, third graders, and best book...

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Keep Your Child Learning This Summer

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Here are some fun ways to keep your child learning this summer.