This is a partnered post with Workman Publishing. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I know our children are counting down the days until summer vacation and probably don’t even care about preventing summer slide. Which makes sense. They are kids and all they’re thinking about is having fun. But it has been proven that some children lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year, during the summer months. Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math, and many also lose reading achievement. With as hard as our children are forced to work in school, losing even just a little of what they’ve learned is a big deal.
Preventing Summer Slide
One way you and your children can work at preventing summer slide is with a Summer Brain Quest workbook. These workbooks are designed to bridge the summer gaps between elementary school years. Summer Brain Quest is an effective new tool for parents, homeschoolers, tutors, and teachers.
What makes Summer Brain Quest a great option is the one-of-a-kind learning experience that delivers personalized learning for every type of child. Personalized learning is an educational method where exercises are tailored to each child’s strengths, needs and interests. The goal of Summer Brain Quest is to empower kids to have a voice in what and how they learn, while ensuring they get enough practice of the fundamentals. This is achieved through the interactive format of the Summer Brain Quest workbooks.
Each workbook is structured like a game with a pull-out map in the back that guides kids on a learning journey. Children fill in their route on the map by earning stickers for completing workbook pages as well as pursuing other outdoor activities. The map offers a choice of routes, allowing kids to customize their learning path and pursue what excites them most, and also encouraging them to jump around within the book to follow their curiosity.
Each Summer Brain Quest workbook has been created in consultation with an award-winning teacher specializing in that grade. The exercises within the workbooks are aligned to Common Core State Standards, Next Generation State Standards, and state social studies standards.
Need help preventing summer slide? Enter this giveaway!
One winner will receive:
- Complete set of 6 Summer Brain Quest workbooks (grades K-6)
- Branded colored pencils
- Branded Frisbee
- Branded swim goggles
- and a branded drawstring backpack to hold it all
Dana Vaughn says
I could use this for my 2nd grader! and then I also have one going in to kindergarten that this would help prepare for!
We would add them to our homeschool curriculum for added review.
vickie couturier says
i think at least one day a week should be spent learning something new,,keeps them from getting bored
D SCHMIDT says
We would spend some time every day working on them My children definitely tend to work harder if I am in the same room and paying attention to whatever they are doing.
I would make sure that we set time aside for them every day.
justin tan says
It would make learning fun especially when we’re on summer vacation with the kids. Learning on beach is a whole different level of fun from learning in school and at home
Nicole Lancaster says
I would implement the Summer Brain Quest workbooks into the summer schedule by having my girls do a page or two everyday between our craft and reading time,
I would have my kids work on a couple pages each day to keep them fresh. They love learning new interesting topics, they would love this.
Cathy Comerota says
I would use these as a way for them to earn screen time….I would put a time for every question so harder ones more minutes and at the end of the game the time you earn will go towards your daily screen time
We would make this a daily activity!
Jessica Beard says
I would love to use the Brain Quest books for my son before we play outside each day this summer.
Heather Kelly says
My girls enjoy working on them in the mornings or afternoons. They ask to do work! I buy workbooks for the summers to keep them busy when they aren’t outside.
Fiona N says
I would love to win and give these Summer Brain Quest workbooks for my nieces and son. They would enjoy them as a part of their summer activities 😉
Thank You for the chance!
Amy Tolley says
I would add these to our home schooling enrichment!!!
Valerie McElroy says
I would love to get some Summer Brain Quest workbooks for our current 3rd grade students to have over the summer. This way when they come to me for 4th grade, they will be ready to go.
Nidhi Chauhan says
We would add then to our summer curriculum. winning would be so much useful.
priya ramki says
We would use them on a daily basis …would be a great summer activity ..
This would be perfect for fending off summer boredom, especially during long car rides!
Julie Lundstrom says
I would use these workbooks for my son during the summer.
Jessica Whitehouse says
My 4th grader needs some help with math.
Jennifer H. says
I would have my nephews work on these throughout the summer.
Deanna Marissa says
I’d implement the Summer Brain Quest workbooks into our summer schedule. Could make a great way to enjoy screen off time.
I would have my daughter work on it a bit each day
We’d set aside time a few days a week.
Danielle Porter says
I would have the boys do it as a day starter while I’m cooking breakfast!
I would use them every day.
allyson Tice says
i would use these as part of our summer smarts that we do every other day! I have my kids read for 20 minutes during the evening on summer smarts.. so this would be incoroprated into that as well!
My cousin would use these after church activities.
Amber Cheras says
We would work on these while out by the pool.
We would use them to start out the day
We would complete a few pages of the activities in the workbooks each day in the summer.
jeremy mclaughlin says
Would have my sons do some pages each day.
Lissa Crane says
I would work it into our daily schedule, a little every day. It would also be perfect to bring on our summer road trips, where my kiddo’s would enjoy having a little activity for the ride!
Darlene Owen says
The best time to do this would be early in the morning before the kids get anxious to be outside.
Leah Shumack says
My daughter hates doing homework so we do homework on the weekends and breaks. Summer vacation is going to be a must as well so she’s used to doing it. We learned it’s torture when they don’t have homework and she doesn’t have anything to do for a night…the next night of homework is a huge battle!
Vicki Wurgler says
my granddaughter reads daily-I think once a week or so she would enjoy working on these books
I would have them do them when they wake up and extra on rainy days
Audrey Stewart says
I would gift these to my sister who has 3 young grand kids.
Ali B says
We always do summer reading, but I worry about math slide during the summer. These books would help my kids so much.
Jasmine r says
This is great to do on car rides or really at any time during those long summer days so not too much is forgotten over the summer 🙂
my little niece loves to study and learn so this would be put in each days schedule
amanda whitley says
we would take these on road trips for the kids in the car
Ashley S says
We would add these into our schedule but devoting a time of the day – before bed, maybe? To read them!
Marilyn Nawara says
These would be terrific for my granddaughter who is in 3rd grade this year.
elizabeth miller says
We make our kids do worksheets 3 days a week. These would be great to have to just say do certain pages versus me spending a lot of time printing out ones I think they should do. These would be great for in the car on roadtrips also versus a bunch of print outs.
These would be great during long car rides to keep the kids entertained.
Kayla Klontz says
I would use them during our daily Brain game time, my son really likes to learn, all year round, so this would be awesome!
LeAnn Harbert says
We take a break after lunch when its too hot to play outside and they can do them then.
elicia p says
We would treat like homework and do it while we eat dinner. It is the one time of the day that sanity kind of exists. Plus, my son likes that time.
Vinessa Vasquez says
I would love to use these for my daughter over the summer. It’s best she stay sharp over the summer to prepare for the new year.