TEANECK, N.J., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As carefree summer days begin to overhaul thoughts of exams, kids nationwide may be missing a critical time to solidify their hard work completed during the school year. In fact, studies show that kids can lose up to two months of learning.
The good news is there's plenty of time during the summer for both fun and learning. With a little ingenuity and planning, parents can prevent their children from spiraling down the "summer slide" while still creating a fun and memorable summer.
"The summer slide is a phrase that describes the learning loss children experience when they are out of school," said Dominique Ciccarelli, Ed. M., education spokesperson for Kumon North America. "When the school year begins, teachers spend an average of four to eight weeks reviewing material that students have forgotten during the summer break."
Take advantage of this time of year to explore new hobbies and build on skills learned during the school year with these simple tips:
- Encourage reading everyday whether at home, by the pool or at the local library.
- Visit local attractions like the museum, zoo, national parks or aquarium.
- Let your child help plan the family's vacation by researching cities and points of interest.
- Enjoy an educational city tour, whether on foot, by trolley or on a bicycle.
- Practice math skills by hosting a lemonade stand.
- Plant an alphabet garden by picking seeds for each letter of the alphabet.
Save $50 at Participating Kumon Centers
Kumon, the world's largest after-school math and reading program, is offering free registration at participating learning centers from June 1-30. Challenging children year round is the key to having a strong start the following school year. Through continuous Kumon study, students improve study habits and become self-motivated, independent problem solvers.
About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. Founded in Japan in 1958, the learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 50 countries and regions. The company's North American headquarters is located in Teaneck, N.J.
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