How many parents, guardians and other concerned adults are aware of the “Summer Slide”. The show's discussion “what is the Summer Slide and suggestions to avoid it.
Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward. According to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association: "A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year.... It's common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills."
The report's authors further note that family income plays a significant role in determining the magnitude of this summer slide. Students from low-income families "...experience an average summer learning loss in reading achievement of over two months." Not only do these students suffer greater sliding during the summer, they also experience cumulative effects of greater learning loss each summer.
Listen to show and hear suggestions from "Miss Juanita" about ways that you can help avoid or stop "the Summer Slide". www.blogtalkradio.com/youngmediacritics.
Resources for Listeners in the Miami-Dade area of Florida:
Zoo Miami -Zoofari Summer Camp - June 17 - August 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. :www.zoomiami.org. Phone 305-255-5551
Miami Children's Museum- miamichildrensmuseum.org. Phone:305-373-5437
Miami SeaQuarium - Summer camp June 10 to August 16 -www.miamisequarium.com/education. Phone: 305-361-5705 ext. 207 or 520.
Fun at the Library - Miami Dade Public Library System: www.mdpls.org. Phone: 305-375-2665