Preventing the "Summer Slide"

Mar 18, 2015 | O'Fallon

As long as our educational system runs according to an outdated agrarian calendar, parents need to be mindful about the pitfalls associated with those lazy days of summer. While children no doubt must benefit from an extended period of unscheduled time to engage their imaginations and explore their personal passions, maintaining a connection to academic pursuits is equally important. Research has clearly demonstrated that a phenomenon called the “summer slide” is real, especially for children who are not fortunate enough to benefit from enrichment camps...

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