TRI-CITIES, WA - As students head into summer break, they run the risk of experiencing "summer slide," a term that refers to a loss of learning during the summer months. To prevent them from losing up to two months of knowledge gathered during the school year, parents can provide a fun variety of learning opportunities for their kids.

In the video above, Randy Way, Executive Director of Sylvan Learning of the Tri-Cities, shares some tips for parents and ideas to keep children learning throughout the summer.

Tips for Parents:

  • Remember every child is different - what works for one kid may or may not work for another.
  • Stress-free learning is the best type of learning for summertime!
  • Get creative - learning can take on many forms.

Summer Learning Opportunities for Kids:

  • Find a new hobby
  • Learn through nature - i.e. visit state park, wildlife center, go hiking, etc.
  • Read for 20 minutes a day (or listen to an audiobook)
  • Take an online course
  • AP test prep

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