We applaud you for helping your child have such a great school year. You were their taxi ride to and from school, brown bag gourmet chef, counselor, coach, cheerleader and late night homework helper. You battled each other, hugged it out together and laughed and cried with classroom successes and failures. You deserve vacation as much as your child - it's true! But don't let any of the great stuff learned during school be forgotten over the summer.
During the summer, children experience summer memory loss when they do not engage in educational activities. Research spanning more than 100 years shows that students score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Summer learning loss can range between two to three months of math and reading skills alone if nothing is done to help children retain their skills.
The solution to prevent summer memory loss is to keep kids academically and physcially active so they do not forget - and keep in mind, a little goes a long way! Summer Fit ActivitiesTM can take only 10 - 15 minutes a day to complete. Children do not feel overwhelmed and still enjoy the freedom, adventures and magic of summer. Children review and preview an assortment of academic skills in reading, writing, math, language arts, science and geography. In addition, children choose fitness exercises in strength and aerobics to get them moving on a daily basis. Research shows that fitness and movement help children learn and increase memory. With Summer Fit children will not forget all the great stuff they learned the year before! Combining academics, fitness and core values to teach and reinforce the whole child prepares children to go back to school at the head of their class. Children build self-confidence in academic abilities, themselves and their interactions with others. Summer Fit workbooks are based on national standards and align with Common Core.
As a parent, you can feel good knowing the time, energy and work you put in with your child during school will not be forgotten over the summer with Summer Fit Activities. School may end for the summer, but learning and building healthy habits happens throughout the year.
- 1. Cooper, H., Nye, B., Charlton, K., Lindsay, J., & Greathouse, S. (1996). The effects of summer vacation on achievement test scores: A narrative and meta-analytic review. Review of Education Research, 66(3), 227â€“268.
"The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference."