Preventing the summer learning slide

(Media General / WNCT)

GRIFTON, N.C. (WNCT) – With the school year winding down, many families are looking for ways to help their children combat what’s known as the summer slide.

Most students K-12 will lose about two months of grade-level learning in math and reading over the summer.

Meanwhile, according to the National Summer Learning Association, low-income students are expected to lose even more.

That’s why so many organizations in the area are reaching out to families to encourage them to enroll in summer learning camps.

Maria McDaniel of A Time for Science says the opportunities are endless at summer camps there.

“It’s going to be very educational but it’s also going to be lots of fun,” said McDaniel. “We have challenges and friendly competitions and lots of fun activities. It’s not all school work and we probably won’t pick up many pencils.”

A Time for Science is just one of dozens of organizations offering camps this summer.

Check with your child’s school for camps for their specific needs and interests.

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