May 17

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Beating the “Summer Slide”


Summertime is almost here and we can hear the sound of kids playing in the park, riding their bikes and staying out later soaking up the sunshine.  With the long awaited summer vacation comes a long break from class learning for some students.  Some schools provide students with worksheet packets or assignments to sit and complete, but that’s not exactly our style.  :)  There are a wealth of alternative ways to help you keep your child’s brain fresh and engaged between all the exciting summer events, Cloverleaf-style!  


As we learned when we were kids, reading is fundamental AND is your child’s ticket to accessing the world!  Even if your budget is tight, children can have rich reading experiences.  Check out your local Barnes and Noble for their reading times (for free!).  Also, if your child is an avid reader, sign up in the summer reading program at Barnes and Noble and they can read their way to a free book.   If you live in DeKalb County, Fulton County or Cobb County (as many of our Cloverleaf families do), there are many free events to participate in at local libraries that improve children’s literacy while also having fun and getting out in the community.


If you and  your child are interested in educational experiences or hands-on learning, try a tour at the Federal Reserve Bank.  Take in Georgia history with a self-guided tour of the Capitol Building downtown. This is a wonderful free experience to learn about this history of money.  Family field trips can be fun and educational!  If you’re looking for more creative and hands-on options, look no further than Create Atlanta, a free program from Woodruff Arts Center.


For more resources that are educational and fun, check out these websites:

365 Atlanta Family

Discover Atlanta heritage


Remember that the summer can be educational, fun and low budget, so take the time to experience new things and stimulate their learning!   


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