LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - Kids everywhere are counting down to summer -- and sneaking up behind those lazy days is the "Summer Slide."
That's when kids have a loss of learning, mostly in reading and math.
There's lots of research to indicate it, and up to three months of learning can be lost.
First Lady Michelle Obama is a huge advocate of getting kids to keep up with learning even during the summer. She has talked numerous times about this topic.
Tips on reducing the so-called Summer Slide:
-Explain Summer Slide to kids
-Make learning fun
-Summer reading book basket
-Recruit a "travel agent" (maps/budget/critical thinking)
-Learn a new word each week
-Enter a writing contest
-Summer reading list/ math apps (ask your teacher)
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