Keep Your Kids Sharp During The Summer

I always wonder why some parents don’t keep their kids studying (somewhat, at least)

booksandapple.gifduring the summer.  Actually I’ve seen this behavior in person with others.  Now we get this article, courtesy of

Children look forward to the free time and warm days that summertime brings, but the outdoor season can also bring brain drain, with students losing up to 60 percent of what they’ve learned during the school year.

According to a new report from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, brain drain during the first five years of school can hurt kids later on, in high school and college.

Fortunately for us, the article actually makes suggestions as to how and where a forward-thinking parent might find some educational help for their ‘lil ragamuffins during the sweaty season.

Personally, I like the artsy stuff; I like to go to the art museum and such places.  I think art stimulates the brain, and there are always plenty of paintings and sculptures to gaze upon.  If I’m wrong, I have a lot of time to figure it out with my three-year old, fortunately.


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