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How to Avoid the Summer Slide

The Biggest Bite

Resource Round-Up Summer officially begins this week and whether your kids are still finishing school or have been out for weeks, summer learning is likely on your mind. As parents, we know that lazy summer months can lead to significant learning loss that can actually put kids behind come the next school year – however, …

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Vocabulary & Spelling FUN for Kids

Spelling City

Avoid Summer Learning Loss with Spelling City Take vocabulary and spelling fun with you wherever your family goes this Summer! Spelling City’s program and app for iPad makes it easy to help your kids stay above the curve and prevent summer learning loss! Check out what mom and former teacher, Kim Vij of The Educator’s …

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4 Steps to Summer Learning Fun!

Plan on doing these 4 things with your kids this summer to keep minds active and brains sharp! 1 > Start a book series. Get kids hooked this summer with an awesome book series that will keep them reading all summer long! We love Hank the Cowdog, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Encyclopedia Brown, & …

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Stop Summer Learning Loss!

Summber Bridge Activities copy

Summer Learning Activities for Kids The Summer Slide isn’t a ride at a water park—it’s what happens when kids lose up to 2.5 months of learning over the summer. Whether reading, writing, exercising or keeping your child’s skills sharp with the best-selling Summer Bridge Activities(TM) series from Carson-Dellosa, the summer slide can easily be averted, prepping your kids …

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Sidestep the Summer Slide | 2012 Blog Roll

From summer reading and kids poetry ideas, to math games, school year reflection, vocabulary development ideas and writing inspiration, our Summer Slide blog series was a motivating compilation of learning and fun!  Many THANKS to this year’s authors – your contributions were well-read and inspiring!  Check out their posts below and get creative with your …

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Kids Writing

Kids Writing Ideas | Supply Lists & Kids Writing Prompts By Hilda Stevens of Successful Innovations, Inc. Parents, have you thought about ways to engage your child in creative writing activities during the summer vacation?  Here are a few strategies that will make writing entertaining and worthwhile for your child that can be used on rainy …

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Math Games for Kids

Making Math Fun! | Sidestep the Summer Slide By: Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom Many parents resort to workbooks to keep math skills current over the summer, but you don’t have to! There are many more appealing options. Here are some ideas. Create word problems that your child can solve mentally throughout your day. For …

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6 Ways to Keep Your Child’s Mind Active This Summer

By: Steve Reifman of SteveReifman.com   Keeping your child’s mind productively occupied when school is out not only prevents summer learning loss but also provides an opportunity to sharpen skills, develop new interests, and capitalize on new experiences. The following options address a wide variety of curricular areas. Choosing from the ideas on this list allows …

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8 Summer Writing Tips

Write through the Summer Slide By: Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom During the school year, writing is a daily activity, but in summer, writing can quickly fall by the wayside. Here are some ideas for keeping writing in your kids’ lives over break to keep their skills sharp:   Journals are a terrific way to …

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School Year Reflection and Preparation

4 Tips for Reflecting on the School Year & Preparing for the Next | Sidestep the Summer Slide By:  John Halloran of SnappSchool.com The school year is over, and students are rightly looking forward to a summer free of homework and tests. But regardless of how your child did in the classroom this year, it …

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