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When the school year ends, many students are occupied during the long summer months with day camps, swimming, play dates and vacation. Then summer ends and the kids go back to school and realize they have forgotten much of what they learned in school the previous year? They are experiencing a phenomenon called “summer learning loss”.
In fact, studies have shown that over the summer, kids lose more than 2.6 months of math skills learned in the prior school year. For kids that were already struggling in math, this means that they will start the next school year even further disadvantaged. And it’s not just math. Overall, kids lose an average of 1 month of learning in other subjects during the summer.
Imagine if an athlete completely stopped training for 2-3 months of the year. You would expect that when they returned to their sport they would experience a lag in performance. The brain is no different. It needs to be exercised.
Here are a few ideas: