What is the summer slide?
I originally shared these tips on Global News in my role as Education Consultant at Kumon Canada.
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There’s been a lot of research done on the summer slide, also known as summer learning loss, but most educators agree that taking 2 months off without any math or reading instruction, is not a good idea. Over the summer break, children can forgot a lot of what they’ve learned and they may struggle to keep up when school starts in September. Whereas children, who’ve practised their skills and maybe learned some new concepts, feel confident and ready for their new school year. So it’s a good idea to keep learning during the summer vacation.
To get a description of my tips on Kumon’s website click here: