Over 100 years of research shows that “…all young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer…”, with a result of lower standardized test results, compared to the same tests taken at the beginning of the summer (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004). Autumn is a mom who has found a way to stop the “summer brain drain” with Reading Kingdom! Here’s what she has to say:
“It’s summertime and school’s out; the last thing on a kid’s mind is school and learning. It is typical and normal for kids to fall back a little during the summer from learning and struggle with things they knew before summer. With the increased curriculum that my local schools started the 2012-13 school year I think it’s important for the kids to study and reinforce things they learned in school over the summer. That’s where Reading Kingdom comes in… I think the program is great and very interactive. I love how easy it is for my son to use by himself. The sections are short and that is great so that he doesn’t have to sit there forever looking at a computer screen. It gives your child the option of using the computer keyboard or an on screen keyboard where they use the computer mouse to touch the keys on the screen.
For my son it was a lot easier for him to use the real keyboard and saved him a lot of time during the tests…I think his favorite part is seeing all the fun and silly things that happens when he gets an answer right. This is definitely a great program and really helps with your child’s learning and education. If you’re looking for a program that helps your child’s reading and writing skills I suggest giving Reading Kingdom a try, remember you get a free 30 day trial to make sure the program is right for you.” — Autumn Eaton
To avoid the infamous “summer brain drain” with your kids, introduce them to Lingo and company. Start with a free 30 day trial and take advantage of our vast collection of resources, including educational activities, great books for kids, games and more that will help them learn strong all summer long!