Posts tagged "the summer slide"

Slip sliding away: What are you doing to fight the summer slide?

Slip sliding away: What are you doing to fight the summer slide?
How has your summer been so far? Lots of fun and sun? I hope so. I don’t mean to be a huge downer, but it has also probably been about a month since your kids have been out of school. Have you been reading with them to help keep their hard-earned skills sharp? Are you... Read more »

Fight the Summer Slide: Sign Your Kids up for a Summer Reading Program

Fight the Summer Slide: Sign Your Kids up for a Summer Reading Program
The school year is ending in just a few days. This means we’ve got about 90 days of splashing in pools, building sandcastles and sipping lemonade ahead of us. Yeah for summer fun! The bad news is that your kids will also likely forget many of the things they learned during the school year. This epidemic is called the "summer slide" (I wrote an article about this topic for the July issue of Chicago Parent magazine, but until it is online, trust me when I tell you that this is an unfortunate problem for our kiddos). Educators and experienced parents agree that the best way to combat summer learning loss is to keep your kids reading during the summer months...