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Supercharge Summer Learning With Understood’s Founding Partners

News About Understood blog post by The Understood Team
May 13, 2015

Close-up of kids working on a vegetable garden during the summer

Summer is here, and that means a well-deserved break from school for your child.

But as your family enjoys the time off, be aware of the “summer slide.” That’s the one to three months of learning some kids lose over the summer.

Understood and its founding partners are here to help.

Every Wednesday at 12pm ET, we’re hosting an #LDchat discussion where parents like you can discuss summer learning and enter to win a free book.

This short video shows you how to join #LDchat:

After each chat, we’ll give away a free book. To win, favorite the first tweet of the chat, and tweet at least once using the hashtag #LDchat. (Here are the official rules.)

Mark your calendar for the following topics on Wednesdays at 12pm ET:

  • June 24: Keep Reading Skills Sharp All Summer
    Cohosted by: Benetech and GreatSchools
    You could win: The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, by Brock and Fernette Eide

  • July 1: Road Trips, Crowds & Camp: Planning for Summer Situations
    Cohosted by: Parents Education Network and Eye to Eye
    You could win: The Everything Kids’ Learning Activities Book: 145 Entertaining Activities and Learning Games for Kids, by Amanda Morin

  • July 8: Managing Summer Screen Time: TV, Apps & Video Games
    Cohosted by: National Center for Learning Disabilities
    You could win: It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success, by Richard Lavoie

  • July 15: Preventing Summer “Brain Drain”
    Cohosted by: Reading Rockets, Common Sense Media and Learning Disabilities Association of America
    You could win: Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities, by David Flink

Also, be sure to check out everything from tech tips to summer camp advice to book lists from Understood and our founding partners:

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