Daily reading, writing and arithmetic can fight off 'summer slide'

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  • a caring mom Kearns, UT
    July 17, 2013 12:51 p.m.

    This program is the best thing to happen to my daughter and I am grateful she has this oppertunity to keep learning throughout the summer. Ashley and the whole staff that is involved make it fun for the kids. I have to fight my daughter when we have to miss a day. I want to thank everyone who is involved and made this available for my daughter.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    July 17, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    As a public school teacher and a parent, there is a real way to fight the "summer slide." Good parenting. Assign work and activities to your kids. I've found that kids who read the KJV of the Bible, do much better in English classes, especially their Shakespeare units. Math workbooks are out there. Keep their brains running. Do things that keep them fit and build responsibility. Work and service should be part of every teenager's life. Books on tape are great when families are on road trips.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    July 16, 2013 11:29 a.m.

    We use daily math worksheets, nothing incredibly tough, to keep up skills during the summer. Plus reading a chapter in any book a day. Doing these things have really helped our kids stay ready for the next school year.