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Effective summer learning strategies

Mar. 22, 2024

Your child has worked hard all school year—the last thing you want is for them to lose ground over summer. When you keep your child learning over summer break, you minimize regression and the loss of essential skills for next school year. There are many simple things you can do to keep your child’s mind sharp while school is out. Here are several summer learning strategies to avoid learning loss

Is Your Student Ready to Go Back to School?

Jul. 13, 2023

Most children prefer the fun of summer to the structure of school, so a little preparation can go a long way toward easing stress and making them feel less overwhelmed about getting back into learning mode.

Summer Writing Prompts for Elementary Students

Jun. 08, 2023

It’s important to encourage your child to keep their brain working to avoid summer learning loss, which can lead to gaps of knowledge, regression of skills, lost confidence and a weak start to the school year come fall.

Why Summer Reading is More Important Than Ever This Year

Jul. 13, 2021

This year has had its share of turbulence for students of all ages. With summer break upon us, it is important for children to relax and rejuvenate, while continuing to keep up with their basic skills such as reading. How can summer reading benefit students? Here are several reasons it’s a worthwhile activity this summer especially.

Four Challenges that Arose this School Year (and How Your Child Can Overcome Them)

Jul. 06, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every facet of daily life, and for parents of school-age children, the impact has been especially obvious. The last year has been full of many challenges for students. Here’s a look at some that your child may be facing and tips on how to overcome them as we head into summer.

5 Tips for Learning While on Vacation

Jul. 01, 2021

Family vacations provide much-needed downtime, but they can also be terrific learning experiences! Vacations can bring school lessons to life, aid in personal development, and help children to become more culturally aware.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Checklist for Parents

Jun. 24, 2021

Kindergarten is an exciting time of learning and growth. Some kindergarteners may struggle with the adjustment to longer days, being away from home, and being in a structured school setting. But there are some things parents can do over the summer to help make the transition to kindergarten as smooth as possible.  

Educational Activities to Encourage Students to Try This Summer

Jun. 02, 2021

Summer break is warranted, but even a little effort to keep the brain active over summer can make a big difference in preventing learning loss. Here are a few educational (and fun) activities that you can encourage students of all ages to try this summer.

Six Tips to Help Your Child Start the Summer Off Right

May. 26, 2021

No matter how old your child is, making the start of summer productive sets the stage for a successful transition back to school in the fall.

How to Help Your Child Who Fell Behind in Math During 2020 School Closures

Mar. 02, 2021

News from NWEA is grim: elementary and middle school students have fallen significantly behind in math during the pandemic.

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