Keeping your kids involved with school and education while at home
The summer slide may have arrived a bit earlier than expected as a result of COVID-19. The global pandemic has forced schools around the country to shutter, with many implementing online courses and adjusting to provide access to educational resources digitally to finish out the remainder of the school year.
Anytime your kids are away from the routine of school life for an extended period of time there’s potential for them to become lackadaisical in their studies. Keeping your mind actively learning is important for retaining information and stacking the summer on top of on-hold and potentially unlikely to resume class schedules creates a larger time period of being out of practice.
A study conducted by the Northwest Evaluation Association in 2016 found that summer learning loss was observed in math and reading across third to eighth grade, with students losing a greater proportion of their school year gains each year as they grow older – anywhere from 20 to 50 percent.
It’s important for parents who are home with their children to be proactive in their education to mitigate the damage of the annual educational slide.
Here are a few ways you can ensure your kid’s education continues while we await a return to normalcy: