Summer learning: How to help your child keep skills strong

By The Understood Team

Lots of kids love summer vacation because they don’t have to worry about schoolwork. And that’s a good thing. When kids go back to school relaxed and well rested, they’re better equipped to learn.

But lots of families worry about their kids losing important skills over summer break. Some people call this the “summer slide.” And some may be concerned about the COVID slide, too.

Here are some ways to help your child keep learning over the summer — without sacrificing the fun.

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The Understood Team is made up of passionate writers and editors. Many of them have kids who learn and think differently.

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Bob Cunningham, EdM serves as executive director of learning development at Understood.