Summer slide or summer learning?

Preventing the summer slide – a decline of academic skills experienced by students during June, July and August – gets attention when classes end, but by now, is too often forgotten.  And yet mid-July is prime time for prevention.

Whether you share bedtime stories or ask a child to figure out whether buying off-brands saves more money than using a coupon on brand name products, such real-time activities can prevent the loss of learning skills.

Summer slide or summer learning?  Parents have a clear choice to make a difference.

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