5 Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Sun’s out! It's summertime! 😎 It's that time of year when teachers say their goodbyes to students, hoping that the kiddos will have a memorable summer but still remember everything they've learned throughout the year.

This season is a great time for your child to unwind and recharge, but it's also critical that he or she maintain a sharp mind to prevent summer learning loss..

Summer learning loss or summer setback occurs when students return to school at a lower academic level than they were at the end of the previous school year.

This occurs when your child does not use or practice the skills he or she learned in school over the summer.

So if you’re a parent who wants to prevent this, continue reading to learn more about activities that kids will enjoy while keeping their brains active this summer.


Did you know that you can keep your children from learning loss by having some fun this summer? 

By integrating summer learning games and activities into your child’s daily routine, you can have fun while supporting him or her to achieve success in the next school year!

You can help guide your children in making the most of the lazy, hazy days by encouraging them to be productive and active during the long summer days.

These summer learning activities will help you make learning and fun a priority while the kids are out of school. These activities are appropriate for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 2.

  1. Build Healthy Reading Habits

This summer vacation, you can allow your child to skip the assigned reading at school and instead choose books that pique his or her interest. This will turn reading into a fun and engaging summer activity.

For example, taking  a trip to your local library or bookstore, bringing a book to the park or the beach, or creating a reward system for finishing a chapter are several ways to incorporate reading into your child's routine.

  1. Engage Them In Any Physical Activity

Physical health is crucial because it has been shown to improve academic performance. Encouraging physical activity throughout the summer will help your child maintain peak mental health so it’s essential to make the most of getting outside and staying active.

Ways to involve your kids in physical activity is to sign your child up for a team sport, help them learn a new skill such as swimming or biking, promote outdoor play with friends, or go for a walk and explore your neighborhood.

  1. Make Use Of Your Creativity

Doing arts and crafts aids in the formation of neural pathways between various parts of the brain, which is beneficial in all areas of learning and can improve critical thinking and skill development.

Encourage your child to participate in creative activities like finding art projects and crafts for your child to try, decorating cookies or cupcakes, using coloring books and sketchbooks.

  1. Make It A Family Activity

Learning is not an overwhelming task when you involve the entire family. It's a fun and stress-free way to spend time with your kids and make learning enjoyable as you spend time with your family.

Among the ways to involve your whole family is to organize family game nights, watch educational shows, cook together or explore a nearby museum, zoo or historical landmarks.

  1. Try Summer-Themed Printables And Worksheets

Your child's problem-solving and critical thinking skills will improve as they accomplish printables and worksheets.

These summer learning activities will keep your children occupied while they learn numbers, letters, and other skills.

Here are some activities I can recommend:

Summer Theme Nouns | Digital Parts of Speech Common Nouns Person Place or Thing

These digital boom cards with summer themes for people, places, and things will be a hit with your students as a way to practice common nouns. They can use 40 digital parts of speech grammar task card activities to identify people, places, and things.

Summer Counting to 20 | Summer Math Fish Theme Activities

These 40 differentiated fish theme printable and easel math task activities are a fun way for PreK and Kindergarten students to practice counting objects from 0 to 20. You can use this as clip tasks, a Digital Overlay Easel Activity, or a find-and-write activity.

Ocean Life Write the Room Center

This Write the Room Ocean is a fun and interactive practice activity that helps students improve their vocabulary, writing skills, and understanding of the ocean.

Students will trace words, write words, and sentences as they move around the room learning about the ocean, beach, and ocean animals using differentiated writing lessons.

July and Summer PreK and Kindergarten Morning Warmup Warmup Math Literacy

This morning warm-up worksheet pack for kindergarten and PreK is perfect for the summer and the start of the school year.

These differentiated 4th of July and summer theme worksheets provide students with daily tracing, coloring, and cutting tasks that they can complete on their own, making it a simple start to their day!


Every summer, children anticipate days filled with excitement and adventure. But just because school is out for the summer doesn't mean you should stop learning.

When students return to school this fall, most students will find that their motivation and enthusiasm in learning are lower than they were at the start of the summer break.

Making sure your child is keeping his or her brain active during the summer months is important, especially since students can lose a month’s worth of learning skills over the summer.

To conclude, you can use some of the above ideas to help prevent learning loss and encourage skill development this summer

Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you or if you have any suggestions on my next blog. I hope you make the most of your vacation and may you have an OINKtastic summertime!

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