Everybody agrees that kids need time to decompress and have fun over the summer. It helps them recharge their batteries and be prepared when school starts up again in September. But how do you prevent kids from losing essential skills during the months of vacation-what teachers call the Summer Slide? Seventy-five percent of parents say they wish their child's teachers would tell them more about Summer Slide and how to prevent it.
Here are 5 ideas that you can do with your own kids:
1. Head to www.code.org and let your kids write code to make Angry Bird move. 2. Head to the Barnes & Noble website and help your kids earn free book. 3. See a movie for $1.00 at Regal's Summer Movie Express. 4. Make Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats for a yummy dessert. Find this recipe and others on the Food Network Family & Kids page. 5. Take a ride on the Tioga Railroad or a hike in Ridley Creek State Park. Head to TripBuzz, put in your zip code, and find links for these and tons of other ideas for kids in and around your area!
Find other ideas at these websites and prevent Summer Slide at your house!