Plan for a Summer of Learning!

Apr 04,2019 | Posted in Summer Slide Prevention, Summer Tutoring, Tutoring by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman


kid in summer

Does summer learning loss really happen? Yes, summer learning loss does occur! In fact,  students may lose up to 2.4 months of learning loss during the summer months. This applies to reading and math skills in most students and there is a greater loss for students in lower income areas. So how do we prevent this learning loss?

Here are some tips on how to prevent summer learning loss while promoting a summer of learning and exploration!

Read! Read!:

Reading all summer long is vitally important. Plan weekly trips to the local library. Allow your child to select books of interest. Reading does not have to be limited to just books. Expose your child to a variety of reading material: poems, comic books, newspapers, magazines. They should read whatever they can get their hands on!

Parlez Vous Francais?

Learn a new language this summer! Enroll your child in a summer program or choose an online program. Duolingo is one of our favorites! Learning a new language is not only fun but it opens a new world for your child.

Course Exploration:

Take the time to review your child’s upcoming course schedule. Choose a course and do some advanced summer exploration. Is your child taking a World History Course this year? Then start learning about some great historians. Make it fun and engaging. Plan trips to local museums or watch some documentaries. This is a great way to prevent summer learning loss and get them motivated for the upcoming school year.

Play Games To Promote Learning:

Kids learn best when they are relaxed, engaged and having fun! Here are some great games that your whole family will enjoy: Clue, Scrabble, Beat the Parents and Monopoly.


Studies show that physical activity is a brain booster. So get your kids moving this summer!

Enlist a Tutor: 

Working with a tutor during the summer is an excellent way to prevent summer learning loss. Your tutor can create a summer learning program that focuses on your child’s exact needs, strengths and interests. Whether it’s to  strengthen a specific math skills or foster a love of writing, a tutor is an excellent way to prevent a learning loss and prepare your child for a strong head start to the new year!

Learning should never STOP in the summer! Integrate these fun ways to keep learning all summer long! How do you encourage learning in the summer?

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10 Responses to Plan for a Summer of Learning!

  1. Kailee :

    These are some great ideas! It’s so easy for kids to get bored during the summer months, but keeping on top of your child’s learning can add so much joy. My mom was a teacher and always had us doing summer reading programs at the library and science projects. It’ll make for some great memories for your kids and shows them that you are invested in them and their education!

    • Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman :

      As an educator and parent I agree that teaching brings so much joy. I love sharing tips for teachers, parents and students. Our goal is to empower parents with tips and activities to support their child for a life time of learning!

  2. Brandy :

    Great advice!!! This is why we have chosen to homeschool year round! I was a public school teacher and totally agree with this. These are some great suggestions for parents that are so easy to implement!

    • Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman :

      Thank you for your feedback! I too was a public school teacher prior to launching my company 15 years ago!

  3. Nicole :

    These are great ideas. My son is only 2 so I’m still his only teacher but I’ll have to pass these on to my students parents.

  4. Another awesome post! A big thanks from us that are still learning with our kids 🙂

    • Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman :

      Thanks so much for your feedback! Yes I love how we can learn from our children and students!

  5. Thank you for this amazing post! As the first tip says: Read, Read, so i would like you to continue to Write / Write excellent posts. Your efforts are appreciated!

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