Written by Dr. Liz Matheis
Featured on Psychology Today
No camp? No problem.
Summertime, summertime, summertime!
It’s summertime, but at the same time (in NJ), many of our camps have shut down. Many of our vacation plans are tentative or have been canceled. We are all looking at long days that seem to have no schedule, no routine, and no plan. For many of us parents, we are still working; some of us are even returning to our office buildings to resume in-person work. The question that sits before me as I look adoringly over my three children is: “What are they going to do for so many weeks?”
If you’re anything like me, I worry deeply about how much instruction my children have lost. Not only are all our children going to experience the usual three-month summer slide, but now our children will be experiencing the six-month summer slide. What can we do to slow down the decline in skills and get our kids ready for September? I have a few ideas.
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