Salt & Nectar (and our trusty junior blogger the Little Dude) had the wonderful opportunity to chat with actress, author, mompreneur, and Target Mommy Ambassador Soleil Moon Frye yesterday about how parents can help kids stay active and avoid the "summer slide."
Research shows that, without practice, students lose reading skills over the summer months. This lag is called the “Summer Slide.” With vacations, camps, and even the temptation of video games, movies, and Apps, it can be easy to forget the lessons learned during the course of the school year. This cognitive loss can be cumulative, meaning students are constantly playing catch up.
How can you help your kids prevent the summer slide? Watch our video interview with Soleil to find out how.
We're already off to a great start embracing Soleil's suggestion to be creative—the Little Dude painted a masterpiece all over his skin while I attempted my first live interview...thank goodness the markers are washable. Now to carry this forward throughout the summer...
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Anash (Comment #11), who was randomly selected as the winner!
To help you beat the heat and the summer slide, Target is going to give one Salt & Nectar reader a $50 gift certificate and 10 books!
To enter, leave a comment telling us your tips for avoiding the summer slide and keeping your kids' brains engaged.
As always, we will use Random.org to select the winners. The contest will run from today until next Friday, June 15th at 12PM PST.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received (duplicate entries will be deleted and only one will be counted). This sweepstakes is only open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. Please note that we cannot ship product to a P.O. Box.
To learn more, visit target.com or follow it on Twitter at @Target.
Target provided Salt & Nectar with these giveaway packages to share with my readers at no cost.
~ The Other Sarah