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Printable activities for preschool and kindergarten learners!

Avoid summer learning loss with our beautiful, printable workbooks. Full of captivating colors and engaging activities to keep your little learner focused on fine-tuning the skills needed! 

Summer learning loss, also known as the summer slide, refers to the decline or regression in academic skills and knowledge that students experience during the summer break. Numerous studies have provided data and insights into this phenomenon.

Here's a brief overview of the definition supported by data:

  • Reading Loss: Research has shown that students can lose a significant portion of their reading skills over the summer. According to a study conducted by Cooper et al. (1996), students may lose 1-3 months of reading progress during the summer months.
  • Math Loss: Similar to reading, students often experience a decline in math skills during the summer. A meta-analysis by Cooper et al. (1996) revealed that students can lose approximately 2.6 months of math skills over the summer break.
  • Cumulative Effect: Summer learning loss can accumulate over the years. A longitudinal study conducted by Alexander et al. (2007) found that students from lower-income backgrounds experience more significant summer learning loss over time, which can contribute to widening achievement gaps.
  • Achievement Gap: Summer learning loss can exacerbate existing achievement gaps. According to the National Summer Learning Association, low-income students can lose up to two months of reading achievement, while their higher-income peers may make slight gains over the summer.
  • Remediation: Teachers often spend a considerable amount of time at the beginning of the school year re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. The loss of instructional time can impact academic progress and hinder overall learning.
  • Access to Resources: Disparities in access to educational resources and opportunities during the summer can contribute to the learning loss. Students with limited access to books, enrichment activities, or educational programs are more susceptible to summer slide.