Fight that "Summer Slide!"
Studies show that students often "slide back" during the summer. Taking them to enriching events can slow that slide.
- TALK with your kids! Even if we go to a $1 movie, we talk about our favorite part, the funniest part, which character we liked or are most like, when we "knew" how it would end. That's story structure!
- READ with your kids!
- Let them spend some quiet time with puzzles, not just electronics: word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles.
- Have them help you count change or money. I hand B money at the gas station and ask him how much I'm purchasing.