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08/08/2016

The Summer Slide and its Effects

Chances are your child looks forward to summer break every year. The extra free time spent outdoors playing, going on adventures, and interacting with friends will definitely be preferred over time spent in class learning. While it's important for your child to have fun over summer, a total break from all things academic may not be the best idea. Not participating in academic activities can lead your child to lose information they've learned during the school year. This is what is known as the summer slide. To find out more about how the summer slide can affect your child, The Tutoring Center, Broken Arrow OK has this information.

What is the Summer Slide?

The summer slide is the name given to a summer learning loss experienced by children who don't put their skills to use during their time away from school. This learning loss means your child can lose valuable knowledge they spent all year mastering. A regression in their reading level, loss of writing abilities, and loss of math skills can cause your child to be unprepared for the new school year. Because of this learning loss, most teachers have to spend at least a month reteaching old lessons before moving onto new material. If your child's teacher doesn't have the time to review old material, it will be very easy for your child to fall behind in class.

How to Prevent the Summer Slide

To help your child retain their knowledge and even build on it, be sure they stay academically active through the summer. Although the new school year is quickly approaching, you still have time to get your child back on track. One of the best ways to ensure your child doesn't fall behind is by encouraging reading. Having your child read daily can help them maintain their reading level and even improve on it. Basic math practice at home and writing exercises are also great ways to fight off the summer slide. For an even more effective approach, sign your child up for a summer learning program. These types of programs include reading programs hosted by libraries, summer tutoring, and even summer camp.

The Best Tutoring in Broken Arrow, OK

The Tutoring Center, Broken Arrow OK can help your child stay on track this summer with tutoring. Give today at (918)455-3276 to find out more about how professional tutors can help your child fight off the summer slide.

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