What's Summer Learning Loss?

This is a time of year teachers dread: summer break. Over the course of 2 months, children can lose up to 6 months of learning. This is called summer learning loss aka summer slide.

What's Summer Learning Loss?
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This is a time of year teachers dread: summer break. Why? Because over the course of 2 months, children can lose up to 6 months of learning (the average child will lose 2-3 months). This is called summer learning loss aka summer slide.

The good news is, you can prevent summer learning loss in about 10 minutes of review time a day. Here are some tips to prevent summer learning loss:

  • 🍎 Reach Out: Ask their teacher for important things to review this summer. Focus in on your “flash card” skills like multiplication facts or letter sounds
  • 📓 Workbooks: Buy a big review book to prepare for the next grade level. These books are an awesome, no prep resource to stay sharp. You can find my ​favorite summer workbooks here​
  • 📚 Read Every Day: This can be together or independent reading time.
  • 🚙 Take Educational Trips: take time to visit historical homes, museums, and state parks. These places will entertain your child and encourage academic discussion.
  • 📝 Keep a Family Journal: Writing is one of the most difficult subjects to teach, and also one of the fastest to regress in. Keep a ​5 minute family journal ​like this to practice

Want more information on how to prevent summer slide? Check out my ​video here

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Things I Love

🪭 obsessed: I found the ​cutest summer set​. It's so funky and comfortable! Runs TTS

🥤 Summer things: Now that the temps are rising, I'm back on my daily smoothie habit. I've been drinking these at home smoothies for years. In fact, I'm having a chocolate blueberry smoothies as a write this. Get up to $65 off your first box when you ​order here​

📓 10 min a day: I can't emphasize enough how helpful ​summer workbooks​ are in preventing summer slide. They are low lift on parents and high gain for children. If you want to keep the learning going this summer, I highly recommend!