– As carefree summer days begin to overhaul thoughts of exams, kids nationwide may be missing a critical time to solidify their hard work completed during the school year. In fact, studies show that kids can lose up to two months of learning.
The good news is there’s plenty of time during the summer for both fun and learning. With a little ingenuity and planning, parents can prevent their children from spiraling down the “summer slide” while still creating a fun and memorable summer.
“These results translated into a self-esteem boost that I didn’t anticipate,” Ms. Goldman said.
Teachers are recommending students who can benefit from Kumon’s instruction and, with parent involvement, are making the enrichment center an official partner in the learning process.
“The idea is not for Kumon students to be ‘tutored’ per se but to ‘self-propel’ through the material,” says center director Naomi Sazuki…
Even if your child prefers roving work stations to a dedicated desk, identify appropriate study spots and make sure she has all necessary supplies. “Try to pick the quietest areas in your home that will have as few distractions as possible,” advises Rima Muth from the national math and reading enrichment program Kumon.
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