Have you heard of the “summer slide”? Unfortunately, it’s not the fun kind of slide you’ll find at a water park or playground. This slide is different. It’s a slide that no mom wants her child to ride.
What Is the Summer Slide?
The summer slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn’t in session.
Numerous studies show that kids who don’t read during summer vacation actually slip in reading ability by the time fall rolls around.
But as parents, we don’t need studies to tell us this, do we? It’s evident in all sorts of situations. For example, if your child plays the violin but stops practicing for three months, he isn’t going to be as good as his friend who continued to practice and play the violin over the summer, right?
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