Prevent the “Summer Slide”

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As summer approaches, we want to encourage the children to continue some academic work over the summer. According to a report released by the Rand Corporation in June 2011,

“Students can return to school in the fall at least a month behind, on average, where they were in the spring, but high-quality summer programs can help combat this summer learning loss.”

Below are articles from the KQED Blog “Mindshift” that provide some additional information and suggestions to prevent the “summer slide”: