1. Love your library.
It's a no-brainer that keeping your kids reading throughout the summer is a massive step toward avoiding summer learning loss. But public libraries are a tremendous resource beyond books. Invest some time in their summer programs, or take advantage of their digital libraries. Read, read, read.
2. Talk to your kids. A lot. And about a lot of things.
Life has lessons all around us. And the more families engage in thoughtful conversations, the better. Ask your kids questions, tell them about what you're doing at work, make connections in the world.
3. Give your kids some project-based learning.
The benefits of project-based learning
are deep and wide. Pick a project a week, or at least once a month. They'll help your kids stay engaged while keeping them working on essential skills like reading and math.