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Keeping Summer Learning

We do things to keep learning from fading during the summer, but have you ever thought of doing the opposite—helping your kids keep their “summer learning” from fading during the school year?

Through a simple conversation, you can help your child think about something they learned over the summer and set goals for incorporating it into the school year.

The goal of the conversation is to help your child name at least one thing they loved doing over the summer, then set a goal for building on what they learned during the school year.

Below are four questions you could ask:

  1. What is one thing that you really loved doing this summer and you want to make sure you keep doing this school year?
  2. What did you learn about yourself from doing that activity? What did it bring out in you that you liked?
  3. What’s one goal you can set for the school year that will help you keep that “best of summer” experience alive?
  4. Can you think of one or two other ways you can combine fun and hard work?



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