The end of the school year is approaching quickly, which means there will be lots of time for fun activities and adventures for your family to enjoy during the summer vacation months! However, this also means that your kids will have several months away from the classroom learning environment, which leaves a chance for them to forget some of what they have spent the past school-year learning. One of the challenges of summer vacation is what is sometimes known as the “summer slide.” The summer slide refers to the loss of academic skills and knowledge during the summer months when kids are away from school and do not spend time practicing what they have learned.

Although the summer slide is a reality many parents and children struggle with, rest assured, there are plenty of things you can do to help you children retain and even gain knowledge over the summer! Over the next several days, we will be providing tips to help you and your kids combat the summer slide, while still having lots of fun and spending quality time together.