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10 Tips To Keep Your Kids Off The Summer Slide
Don’t let the fun sounding name summer slide fool you! It’s not the newest attraction at the water park. Summer slide is a very real phenomenon that happens when young minds sit idle for weeks and months during summer break. Any skills that were gained over the course of the school year are quickly lost without some kind of engagement, causing students to be behind when the new school year begins. Summer slide happens in all subjects, but its effects are more pronounced in math and reading. Follow these 10 tips to stop the slide in its tracks.