(Written by Trudy M. and Edited by Elle Yi) Most children look forward to summer vacation because it is a break from school and learning. Unfortunately, children can also experience loss of learning if they do not continue to practice academic skills away from school. The U.S. Department of Education estimates that children will lose as much as 25 percent of their academic learning during summer vacation.
Many children exercise their bodies during the summer, but it is also important for them to exercise their brains. There are many easy ways for children to exercise their brains during summer vacation. By practicing academic skills in the summer, children can avoid summer learning loss and be ahead of their peers when they return to school.
Here are six summer activities to help create smarter children. These activities are appropriate for children of all ages, and most do not require any special equipment or technology. [Read more…]