In recent years the summer brain drain phenomenon has been at the forefront of parents’ minds as their children start summer vacation. What exactly is summer brain drain? In a nutshell, it’s a term that describes the knowledge a student can lose over the course of the summer if they’re not actively stimulating their mind. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to beat the summer slide.

Five Tips to Beat Summer Brain Drain: Click here for Infographic.

Here are Five Tips to Beat Summer Brain Drain:

  1. Keep reading: Keeping books in their hands is a great way to keep their mind active.
  2. Take a screen break: Help your kids rev up their imagination by taking tech breaks throughout the summer.
  3. Get your hands dirty: Starting a garden with your kids is a great project that uses plenty of brainpower. 
  4. Explore your local museums: Museums are an easy way to expose your child to something new during the summer months.
  5. Write it all down: Encourage your child to keep a written record of everything they do over the summer. 

Beating brain drain is simple; keep the summer fun and interesting. With these tips your child will have a summer to remember and they’ll be prepared to head back to school in the fall.

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