The Dreaded Summer Slide | WYPR

The Dreaded Summer Slide

Jun 9, 2016

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As kids count down the final days of the school year, their minds are on playdates with friends, trips to the pool, and no homework. But one consequence of two months off from school is that many youth lose some of the academic gains they've made, forcing teachers to re-teach skills in the fall. How can educators and parents put a halt to the dreaded summer slide? What can students do to get an educational boost over break? Sarah Pitcock, head of the National Summer Learning Association, explains how summer learning opportunities can narrow the achievement gap and benefit all students. And librarian Marisa Conner previews Baltimore County’s summer reading program.

Check out these links for summer learning activities:

Khan Academy

Curiosity Machine

PBS Kids Lab

NASA Kids Club

Scholastic