Extraordinarily Positive: Helping Kids Thrive During the Summer Months

Many of us have great memories of summer road trips and lazy days by the pool. Summer is the perfect time for relaxation, but it’s also an important time to support kids academically, socially, and developmentally.

“Out-of-school learning experiences can be extraordinarily positive and stimulating,” said Leslie Gabay-Swanston, director of program and systems building for the National Summer Learning Association. “In other words, summers can be a time for children to learn and grow in new and wonderful ways. This type of learning happens in all kinds of places, such as museums, libraries, parks, and, of course, in homes. Summer can be a time for students to build robots, keep journals, perform plays, create art, listen to stories, explore nature, and learn on their own terms.”

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