“summer slide” is a phenonemenon where children who don’t read, write or do math can lose momentum and score lower on tests int he fall
Edison, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2015
Academic enrichment programs such as ALOHA Mind Math and Reading | Writing can help set children up for success as they head back to school this fall. Whether enrolling in August classes or waiting until school starts, programs like this can help combat “summer slide” where children who don’t read, write or do math can lose momentum and score lower on tests. For more information visit http://www.AlohaMindMath.com.
The “Summer Slide” or summer learning loss is a phenomenon where children who don't keep up with reading, writing or math work over the summer can lose up to a grade's worth of their learning. Programs like ALOHA mind math, or their reading/writing classes can help children catch back up, either with enrollment in August, or enrollment when school starts. According to research from over a century, students do worse on standardized tests at the end of summer than they did at the start of summer according to a study: White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004.
In addition to taking classes like those ALOHA offers, parents can encourage their children to read and engage them in math even as summer draws to a close. Here are some tips from ALOHA teachers on helping your kids stay ahead this summer:
- Allow your children to read whatever they want. If they are motivated to read a popular book, rather than something on the school’s reading list, then let them. If they are motivated or interested, they are more likely to keep reading.
- Even computer games and game guides can motivate children to read to learn more about a favorite game. Help them look things up on the internet to read all about some new facet of Minecraft or another game.
- Once a week have children write down the fun things they did that week. While not a challenging writing assignment, it is something that every age child can handle. For older children, try having them write a brief story and fictionalize something they did that week. Offer to read it aloud at the dinner table, if they write something they like.
- If kids like the computer, have them check out the variety of projects they can do at the government website: https://kids.usa.gov/ - there are lots of projects from art and history to reading, writing and science.
- Find ways to make math a part of your weekly interactions with children. Have them help you measure things in the kitchen. Have them help dad measure things in the shop if you are fixing up the house. Have your kids count change at the store. For younger kids even counting red cars, or blue cars they see on a trip is a start. Every little bit helps.
To help combat summer learning loss – engage your children in reading, writing or math any time you can. Consider enrolling them in a class like ALOHA MindMath or their Reading | Writing Program to help combat the “Summer Slide” or to help them make up for it in the early fall.
ALOHA learning centers:
Founded in 1993, ALOHA Mind Math, a leading provider of mental arithmetic and English Reading/Writing programs, has been guiding children between the ages of 5 through 12 to achieve academic excellence in grades 1 through 5. The interactive learning process is proven to enhance a child’s math, reading and writing capabilities. The teachers also assist children in developing skills and abilities such as observation and listening that result in the overall growth of the child. ALOHA is currently training children in 19 states and in 20 countries with 4,200 different centers.