Avoiding the Summer Slide

Long hot summer days filled with visits to the pool club, hikes in the mountains, and beach vacations on Cape Cod; this is what summer is about in New England. Unfortunately, putting a brain in neutral for ten weeks is not ideal for a child’s learning and academic progress. In a John Hopkins Study, researchers found students lose 2 or more months of progress over the summer – “The Summer Slide”. Relaxation and play are very important to a child’s growth during the summer; keeping the brain sharp over the long summer months is just as important. In suburban communities math is the subject area most affected by the lengthy summer break. Parents continue to read to their children, and many

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