“Kids, what is 5×4?” *blank stares* “Seriously, you definitely covered this last year! Doesn’t anyone know?” *more blank stares* Summer slide. It’s sooooo real, and teachers are always playing catch-up for the first month or so of school. Help your teacher and hire a tutor this summer!
School is out for summer! And the kids are ready for long days spent at camp, by the pool, or just doing nothing in front of a screen. Wait? What? Doing nothing? Have you heard of a little thing called “summer slide?”
Summer is supposed to be a break from learning, and therefore a break from reading. But letting education slide over the summer can set your child back in September. Summer slide is when a child loses previously acquired academic skills or knowledge over a lengthy break.