Many students lose more than 2 months of knowledge over the summer.
Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
Chances are that both parents and their children are counting down the days until school is out for summer. Kids are looking forward to a whole lot of freedom typically in the form of television shows, junk food, and video games while their parents are wondering how to prevent summer brain drain. Luckily, Freebie Finding Mom’s new article on free summer activities for kids offers a huge range of fun options to keep kids from vegging out.
Freebie Finding Mom’s "The Best Free (Or Nearly Free) Summer Activities For Kids" is a great resource for parents with children of any age. The summer activities for kids detailed in the article range all the way from reading incentive programs to DIY ideas. Parents may be wondering why they should worry about how their child spends his or her summer vacation. Well, according to Ron Fairchild, Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning, "all students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer." (Peters, 2005).
Just how bad is brain drain? Statistics indicate that students can lose around 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over a single summer break (Peters, 2005). Brain drain indeed! Freebie Finding Mom’s guide will help you find educational stuff to do at no (or low) cost and awesome learning apps to plug that leak without breaking the bank.
Equally as important as exercising the brain is exercising the body, so parents should not neglect that aspect either. Freebie Finding Mom’s The Best Free (Or Nearly Free) Summer Activities For Kids includes physical activities for kids to do as well. She advises participating in a local bowling or skating summer program, exploring a national park, taking part in hands-on DIY workshops, or using websites like VolunteerMatch.org to find volunteer opportunities.
While Freebie Finding Mom’s article is very comprehensive, she recommends that parents in search of even more cheap, fun summer activity ideas hop on over to Pinterest and take advantage of the site’s boundless inspiration to keep kids having fun and learning during the summer months.
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