Want Your Children to be Smarter this Summer? Encourage Them to Read.
Children await the onset of summer because without the demands of school, they can relax all day long and turn into couch potatoes. But excess relaxation can be detrimental to your child’s learning. According to a Johns Hopkins University study, children who don’t engage in educational activities over the summer tend to suffer from summer learning loss or the summer slide. Without anything intellectually stimulating to do, children can experience learning losses in math, reading, spelling, and other subjects.