Preventing the Effects of Summer Learning Loss
Spring is now in full swing, and with only a few weeks left until school recesses for the summer, it’s time to start thinking about how you can help your child avoid the summer brain drain. According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading. As a result, many schools across the country spend the first weeks of school reviewing concepts studied the previous school year. However, by enrolling your child in the Kumon Program this summer, you will not only stimulate continued learning, but you will also give him or her an academic edge in the fall.
During the summer recess, engagement in activities that nurture the mind is important for all children. Through focus on daily study, the Kumon Program can help your child continuously develop and enhance his or her math and reading abilities. As a Kumon Student, each day your child will complete a series of Kumon Worksheets customized to his or her ability.
As your child develops a deep understanding of critical math and reading concepts, he or she progresses by studying how to learn the next incremental step in the Kumon curriculum. Kumon Students advance at their own pace, with the ultimate goal of studying above grade level. As a Kumon Student, your child will be equipped and empowered with the confidence and skills to start the school year on the right foot.
For more information how the Kumon Program can prevent the effects of summer learning loss, contact your local Kumon Center.