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The "summer slide" is real, but avoidable

June 5, 2017


Today's tip:


With summer vacation on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep your child’s mind engaged this summer. Research has shown that the “summer slide” is a very real phenomenon; happily, it’s also avoidable. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that even 3o minutes of reading, writing or math each day will make a world of difference come September.


Our advice: working with a coach or otherwise, set aside time each week to devote to academics. Whether it’s reading from a summer reading list, journaling summer adventures, or fun math games on the computer, engaging your child’s mind will pay huge dividends come September. To learn more about how Engaging Minds can help defend against the summer slide via one-on-one coaching and workshops, please find our offerings here and see our flyer below!



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Learn more about executive function skills and how to best support your child via the Engaging Minds Blog. Recent posts include:

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The Engaging Minds Difference


Engaging Minds offers a unique approach to traditional tutoring: we teach students how to learn and provide them with academic skills and strategies they need to succeed over the long-term. In addition to providing support in writing, reading comprehension, and problem-solving, we focus on teaching the increasingly important executive function skills (organization, prioritization, initiation of tasks, time management, planning, goal-setting) and guide students to become independent and self-confident learners. With these fundamental skills in place, students are better able to effectively approach, manage and complete nightly homework assignments, and are better poised to achieve their full potential.




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