10 Ways to Promote Summer Learning

10 Ways to Promote Summer Learning

By Eye Level Learning Centers

The lazy days of summer are right around the corner and for most students it means trading in books and calculators for beach towels and video games. But, neglecting numbers and novels often leads to playing catch up in the fall.

The result? A sharp decline in students’ academic skills, and a widening of the achievement gap. According to various studies, students typically lose up to two months of learning during the summer and instructors spend the first couple of months teaching what was learned last school year rather than introducing new concepts.

To keep children from taking a step back in education, keeping their minds stimulated is crucial as we head into the summer months. Here are a few tips from Eye Level, a global leader in supplemental education, to keep their skills fresh while still promoting a fun-filled summer break:

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times, to poetry competitions and drawing contests, community libraries often host a number of fun activities and events for children of all ages and learning levels.