5 Resources for National Summer Learning Day

In honor of today’s celebration of National Summer Learning Day, here are five fun and insightful content for educators, parents and families to be able to create the perfect “blend” between having students enjoy their summer while taking advantage of great learning opportunities.

10 Reasons to Take Advantage of the Every Kid in a Park Initiative

Looking for some summer adventures? Now is a good time to get the word out about the Every Kid in a Park initiative and the way it can contribute to the learning of kids everywhere.

7 Resources to Help Avoid Summer Brain Drain

During summer break it’s important for students and teachers to relax but to also make sure they have a plan to avoid summer brain drain. Here are 7 resources to help keep your mind sharp for fall.

Avoid Summer Brain Drain with Place-Based Learning

Avoid summer learning loss with powerful learning experiences outside the classroom walls. With place-based education, students can continue learning and connect with their community.

Quick and Easy Summer Math Practice? 5 Free Multiplication Apps to Try On-the-GO:

Looking for on-the-go and fun options for kids to gain or maintain math skills over the summer? These 5 are a great place to start.

A Beginning Rather Than an End: Reframing Summer as the Start of Next School Year

By reframing the potential of summer, from “ten weeks of academic wilderness between school years” to “the start of the next learning opportunity,” summer has the possibility to serve as a smooth, engaging, and uninterrupted continuation from one school year to the next.

Rather summer being perceived as a learning opportunity lost, summer break should be considered a time for students to explore different learning methods. It is important that students continue to grow and learn even when they’re not in their typical school learning environment.

What are some of your favorite summer learning activities? Comment below or tweet us!

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