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Q&A: How do I prevent the dreaded "summer slide"?

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Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media
Thu Jun 5, 3:29 PM UTC

Keep your kids' skills up over the summer with educational and entertaining books, apps, and websites.


Q. How do I make sure my kids don't lose knowledge and skills over the summer?

A. Summer slide—when kids forget what they learned from the school year—is pretty common. Here are a few ways to keep kids skills up over the summer.


And remember, it's OK—in fact, it's beneficial—for kids to get bored, too. Downtime encourages kids to use their imagination and creativity and develop their inner selves—essential skills they can use all their lives.

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