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How to Prevent the Summer Brain Drain

How to Prevent the Summer Brain Drain

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 26th 2020

Who would have thought we would have spent the last few months practicing social distancing and learning from home? Now it is time for summer break and worry begins to set in as we wonder — what’s … read more
Prevent Summer Brain Drain with Meaningful Math

Prevent Summer Brain Drain with Meaningful Math

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 26th 2020

Can you hear it? Summertime is calling! Our kids have worked hard this school year building numerical concepts and problem solving strategies, but research shows that math skills can slide during … read more
Sweet Summer Learning Experiences

Sweet Summer Learning Experiences

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 1st 2020

While summer break is sweet, it can also be a time of learning loss for many students. But don't fret—there are many ways to education in high gear and have a lot of fun in the process. Here are … read more
Summer Brain Builders: Avoid the summer slide

Summer Brain Builders: Avoid the summer slide

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 1st 2020

Summer break can be a great time for children to relax and recharge, but it is also when learning loss occurs. Want to avoid the summer slide? Here are a few ideas to spark quality learning and have f … read more
Keep Kids Active During Summer

Keep Kids Active During Summer

Jun 1st 2020

Summer break is here, but that doesn’t mean your kids have to take a break from learning for the next three months. Avoid summer learning loss and keep your kids’ noggins working this summer thro … read more
Learning through hands-on discovery!

Learning through hands-on discovery!

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Mar 17th 2020

Play and discovery are vital elements of developmental learning and are an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. As young learners engage in play activities, they expand their knowled … read more
Summer DIY Learning Opportunities

Summer DIY Learning Opportunities

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jan 2nd 2020

School may be closed, but kids’ minds are always open. Summer break is the perfect time to read, write, problem solve, paint, build, explore, engineer, create, and kick summer learning lo … read more
For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 17th 2019

School is out and the reader you are raising is home for the summer. How do you keep literacy skills sharp during the break? The answer is truly quite simple: Read, read, read!The Joy of Reading Toget … read more
Reasons to Get Your Kids Moving

Reasons to Get Your Kids Moving

Feb 19th 2019

Summer is a time for children to stretch their legs, get out of the classroom, and change up their daily routine. It's also a time for when learning habits and exercising can begin to dwindle. Aside f … read more