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Keep Your Kids off of the "Summer Slide": Find Out How to Keep Your Children Mentally Active and Engaged During the Summer
Families need to find learning opportunities for their children even when they're outside of the classroom. Ashley Norris, University of Phoenix College of Education Assistant Dean, provides tips for parents to keep their kids mentally active during the summer. Tips include using internet sites as resources to help with literacy skills, playing spelling and word games to help children with comprehension and using the arts to enhance the areas of math, reading and writing. Students can also assist parents with making grocery lists, counting money and simple tasks to help keep them motivated. She also talks about highly engaging activities that families can enjoy with their kids such as digital storytelling activities and skill building workshops.
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