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    Thinking About Summer Slide…

    June 8, 2016 by Brandy Vencel

    Today, I’m over at Teaching Reading with Bob Books pondering why summer slide — the summertime loss of academic skills — is so scary.

    Today, I'm over at Teaching Reading with Bob Books pondering why summer slide -- the summertime loss of academic skills -- is so scary.

    Here’s a snippet:

    So what if the 36 weeks of the school year are enough? What if children have other business to do, and they were actually allowed to do it? What if summers are for other things — for play, recreation, bonding with family, and more?

    My thought is that we need to be really, really careful about intruding about a child’s free time.

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