• By Jasmine S Agyemang
  • Monday, June 10, 2019

Combat the “Summer Slide”

The Summer Slide
The “summer slide” refers to the learning loss that often occurs during the summer months when students are on break from the academic schedule. Summer does not have to be a break from learning. If you are looking for some ways to keep the learning going, here a few resources to consider:

  1. MCSD has compiled a list of summer reading list to encourage all students to read at least 15 minutes a day. Click here for our summer reading list.
  2. Visit learning attractions. Check out educational attractions such as the Columbus Museum, National Infantry Museum, Columbus Botanical Gardens, and more. Visit the Chattahoochee Valley libraries for free passes to selected attractions.
  3. Download educational apps for children including PBS Kids Games, Quick Maths, TeleStory, Spelling Stage, and more. Click here for a list of more educational apps.
  4. Watch educational TV programs and videos. PBS Kids provides many educational shows to help your child learn. Click here for a list of shows you can watch this summer.
  5. Follow educational and family blogs online. Parents can follow educational blogs for ideas and tips for their child during the summer. Here is a website for parents: https://www.pbs.org/parents

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