What Could Your Kids Gain (or Lose) This Summer? - Kumon

What Could Your Kids Gain (or Lose) This Summer?

Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when academic loss occurs. Whether you call it the “summer slide” or “brain drain,” children often fall behind without any academic learning during the summer months.

The research suggests that a child’s learning not only stagnates during this time, but a significant amount of the knowledge he or she gained from the previous school year also dissipates. To make matters worse, kids who languish in the summer will almost always have trouble getting started when the new school year begins.

 

The infographic below showcases some of the effects of the summer break on kids.

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