Family Toolkit

How Families Can Participate

Children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months. Fortunately, there is plenty families and caregivers can do to support learning during the summer. Here are some tips to get your child ready for the next school year and resources to get you ready for National Summer Learning Week, July 8-13, 2019.

Check out the official National Summer Learning Week Tracker to find summer learning events or programs near you.

Take the #SmarterSummers Challenge to share what inspires your family to learn during the summer!

National Summer Learning Week has a new theme for each day of this celebration. View the theme days.

Family Tip Sheets

At Home and in Your Community: Kids need to keep learning over the summer. If they don’t, they lose what they’ve learned during the school year. Here are some ways your child can get ready for the next school year.

Keep Kids Active and Healthy: Children are at greater risk for weight gain and unhealthy eating habits during the summer. Here are some ways you can incorporate fun activity and nutrition into your child’s summer.

Keep Tweens and Teens Learning: No matter their age, it’s important for ALL kids to keep learning over the summer. Here are some ways to keep your tween or teen learning over the summer.

Want a gut-check on how your child is progressing?

It only takes a few minutes! Have your child answer these 3-5 questions from Learning Heroes’ Readiness Check as a quick math and reading review. It isn’t a test—your child can relax and solve the problems—like a game! At the end, you’ll get fun, free activities to help your child at home.

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