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Slip Slidin’ Away: Help your child avoid the dreaded summer slide

Slip Slidin’ Away: Help your child avoid the dreaded summer slide

July 6, 2017 | Posted in: Elementary, Middle Years

While the summer is meant to be a time for school-aged children to recharge their batteries before the start of a new school year, learning loss, sometimes referred to as “the summer slide”, can affect students when they’re not engaging in educational activities over the summer. According to a study by the National Education Association, […]

‘I’m bored!’ Why summer boredom can be a positive for kids

‘I’m bored!’ Why summer boredom can be a positive for kids

July 3, 2017 | Posted in: Elementary, High School, Middle Years

I saw something funny on Facebook the other day. It said, “Parents…tag, you’re it! From, Your Child’s Teachers.” Aside from holidays that involve time off, and birthdays, for school-aged children there’s not much on the excitement meter that rivals summer vacation. But for the parents scheduling the activities, camps or even just childcare to fill […]

Summer learning: Make it part of your family’s summer routine

Summer learning: Make it part of your family’s summer routine

June 8, 2016 | Posted in: Elementary, High School, Middle Years

“Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do But there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.”  -Eddie Cochran From the time my kids were little, our family took part in a special tradition and implemented it faithfully each May, until the children got to the age when they were working or simply too busy. I […]