We applaud you for helping your child have such a great school year. You were their taxi ride to and from school, brown bag gourmet chef, counselor, coach, cheerleader and late night homework helper. You battled each other, hugged it out together and laughed and cried with classroom successes and failures. You deserve vacation as much as your child – it’s true! But let’s not let all great stuff learned during school year be forgotten over the summer!
During the summer, children experience summer memory loss when they do not engage in educational activities. Research spanning more than 100 years shows that students score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Summer learning loss can range between two to three months of math and reading skills.
The solution to prevent summer memory loss is to keep kids academically active so they do not forget - and keep in mind, a little goes a long way! Summer Fit ActivitiesTM keeps your child’s brain academically fit in just 20–30 minutes a day. Summer Fit reviews and previews academic skills your child needs to know for the grade ahead. Summer Fit workbooks are easy-to-use, fully comprehensive and include fitness and movement activities which research shows helps children learn and increase memory.
- 1. Cooper, H., Nye, B., Charlton, K., Lindsay, J., & Greathouse, S. (1996). The effects of summer vacation on achievement test scores: A narrative and meta-analytic review. Review of Education Research, 66(3), 227–268.