06.17.16 When It Comes to Learning, Don't Let Your Kids Suffer from the "Summer Slide"

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Published: Jun. 17, 2016 at 5:46 PM CDT
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A waterslide isn't the only thing your kids will be going down if they don't keep their minds active this summer. While a break from the mental taxation of school is needed, studies show that even the smartest kid can lose up to 2 months of learning- this is known as the "summer slide". Early summer learning losses have later life consequences challenging your child year round is key to having a strong start the following school year. That's why we had Dr. Lakia Scott from Baylor's School of Education to give advice to parents.