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Avoid the Summer Slide with Summer Brain Quest

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Workman Publishing. All opinions are my own.

The school year will be over before we know it. I know my daughter is counting down the days! We are all looking forward to summer fun with lots of trips to the beach, backyard barbecues and a week at summer camp. With so much going on, it’s very easy to fall into the “summer slide” where you lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math and reading. I’m guilty of letting it happen where we put learning on the backburner and don’t even think about it until school rolls around again in September.

The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent the summer slide. You can easily bridge that gap with Summer Brain Quest workbooks from Workman Publishing! We are big fans of Workman Publishing’s Big Fat Notebooks which supplemented Bridget’s learning this past school year. The Summer Brain Quest workbooks are their newest releases and an extension of their Brain Quest brand. You probably have heard of Brain Quest – they have 45 million copies in print!

Summer Brain Quest is geared towards kids between kindergarten and 6th grade and offers personalized learning for every type of child. If you aren’t familiar with personalized learning, it’s basically a style of learning where exercises are tailored to the child’s strengths, needs and interests. Kids can decide what and how they learn in an interactive way.

The workbooks were created by consulting an award-winning teacher specializing in each grade. The exercises are aligned to Common Core State Standards, Next Generation State Standards and state social studies standards. You can count on getting top notch learning material.

Think of them like going on a learning adventure. The workbooks are set up like a game with each one having a pull-out map to guide kids on their journey. They can earn stickers to put on their map by completing workbook pages as well as participating in outdoor activities. Kids can choose which route they take and follow their interests. Jumping around in the workbook is encouraged! By the end of the summer, the child will have their map filled with stickers and be ready for the new school year. It’s a fun way to get kids involved in learning without it being a chore.

I also love that Summer Brain Quest doesn’t look like a typical workbook. It’s bright, colourful with lots of fun original artwork from video game artist Edison Yan.

With Summer Brain Quest workbooks, you won’t have to worry about the summer slide. My niece is going into grade four so she’s at the perfect age for these workbooks. My sister and I have talked about how there is a learning curve for our girls whenever school starts up. I’m excited for her to use these workbooks this year and avoid that happening!

Get your kids ready for summer fun and learning and pick up a copy of the Summer Brain Quest workbooks.

What do you do to avoid the summer slide?

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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