Tip of the Week

June 11, 2018


Q: What happens when you don’t exercise a skill set for an extended period of time?

A: When you come back to it, you’re rusty and it takes some time to fully regain your form.

Summer learning loss is real and it can hamper your child’s start to the new school year. Good news, though: it can be prevented. This infographic tells the story concisely. Yes, students need a break this summer to recharge their batteries and gear up for a new set of academic challenges this fall. At the same time, however, your child has made academic gains this school year, and it’s imperative she keeps her mind engaged this summer to reinforce and maintain those gains. Our advice: working with a coach or otherwise, set aside time each week this summer 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 for a few hours each week will pay huge dividends come September. A little “pain” this summer will result in enormous gains come September.

To learn more about how Engaging Minds can help defend against the summer slide via one-on-one coaching and workshops, please take a look at our summer programming. We are committed to working with you to design a summer program tailored to your child’s specific academic needs and your schedule.