Avoid the “Summer Slump!”
Studies show students can lose up to two months of learning in Math, Reading and Writing over the span of Summer vacation. Educators refer to this troublesome trend as the “Summer Slump.” But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Using today’s best apps and games, our Summer Learning Guides show you how to put today’s best digital media to work for your child, using fun games and apps sure to get your child eager to learn.
Fill Your Digital Prescription
Every year, kids are spending more and more time engaged with digital media — even in the Summer. Our “Digital Prescriptions” help you maximize this “screen time” with a curated batch of learning apps and games, paired with real-world activities and exercises that get kids working out their brains and bodies alike.
Get started by clicking one of the academic icons below, and be sure to check back as we update the guides with more fun family activities.
Many students view their summer reading assignments as an experience worse than going to the dentist or getting a shot from their pediatrician. Even an interesting book is often perceived by struggling readers as long or boring. Unfortunately, the one thing that struggling readers need to do (especially over the summer) is to practice their skills by simply “reading” more.
The good news, however, is that there are a number of great games and apps that combine learning, reading, and having fun at the same time. Some recent technologies…(read more!)
Summer is here, and for struggling learners, the countdown to when school starts again has begun. For many young students, calculating and understanding numbers doesn’t come easy, and math in general can be one of the main reasons that they dislike school. In fact, on average, students lose approximately 2.6 months in grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the Summer.
So, while parents do not want their reluctant mathematicians completing addition and multiplication workbooks all summer long, it is imperative that they practice math skills in some degree, so that their attitude and effort at school will improve…(read more!)
Writing is often the most difficult academic task for struggling learners. Not only does it require basic reading and spelling skills, it relies upon organization, planning, sustained focus, and fine motor skills to produce even a basic writing assignment. For many children with learning and attention difficulties, writing doesn’t come easy, but luckily, there a variety of fun apps and games available that help make the task easier, and whole lot more fun…(read more!)
The best apps & games to keep your child reading through the summer.