When parents think of summer vacation they picture lazy days at the lake, trips with the family, fun activities and more, but they rarely think of “summer learning loss”. While children certainly need the break from school they don’t need the learning loss that occurs. So what is summer learning loss?
Summer learning loss is the loss in academic skills and knowledge over the course of the summer vacation. Teachers report that they need to review the previous year’s lessons as far back as March. This means that students often don’t receive new learning until late October or November. If your student was struggling with reading the previous school year they will most likely lose reading skills over the summer vaction and return to school with even greater challenges.
Why not take advantage of this summer and provide your student with the additional help he/she needs to become a competent reader? The Reading Writing Connection is offering summer reading camps to strengthen your child’s reading and grammar skills. Visit our home page to learn more and sign up today.
Make this summer count – your child will thank you.