99 FREE Summer Learning Activity Ideas for Parents

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Kidzmet helps parents avoid Summer Slide by offering a different learning activity suggestion each day during the Summer.

"Learning doesn't just happen at a desk or a computer. It happens all around us. Summer is a perfect opportunity to realize that our world is also a classroom."

Summer has arrived and kids are giddy with the excitement about the change of pace that this time of year brings. School's out of the picture and so is homework! The challenge is that during the three months of "down time" kids have between school years, they lose between one month and three months of knowledge per subject that they worked so hard to learn the year prior, which means playing catch-up at the beginning of the school year. Not every child loses the same amount, however. In fact, according to the National Summer Learning Association, two-thirds of the 9th grade achievement gap comes as a result of differing levels of summer learning loss. Kidzmet is offering a free daily email series from Memorial Day through Labor Day with learning activity suggestions to help keep elementary aged kids' mind muscles active and strong throughout the summer.

The series will include suggestions from each aspect of the whole child curriculum aligned with Howard Gardner's eight Multiple Intelligences, including not just math, science and language arts activities, but body smart, spatial smart, music smart, nature smart, people smart and self smart activities, as well.

"We firmly believe that learning should be fun, so this series has been designed to help give parents ideas of learning activities they can do at home to keep their kids' minds active and engaged...that don't involve a ton of screen time," says Kidzmet Founder, Jen Lilienstein.

"Learning doesn't just happen at a desk or a computer. It happens all around us. Summer is a perfect opportunity to realize that our world is also a classroom."

Parents can sign up for Kidzmet's 99 days of summer learning email series at http://bit.ly/N0wTYz

About Kidzmet
Launched in Spring of 2011, Santa Barbara-based Kidzmet.com weaves together kids' personality types, multiple intelligences and learning styles to help teachers and parents understand students' learning preferences so that they can create learning experiences and environments that are as inspiring, engaging and effective as possible for each unique child.

Kidzmet's Classroom and Campus Accounts help teachers differentiate instruction for their current class mix; segment more compatible breakout groups; and place students with the optimal teachers for the school year.

Kidzmet was recognized by Brett Larson of KillerApps.tv in August as among the "best back to school tech that every parent should consider" and recently won PTPA Media's coveted 2011 Best Product Award.

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