When parents of school-aged kids think about summer vacations, what would you expect their favorite part to be? Taking the kids to the beach? Sleeping in late? Foregoing the school year’s rigid schedule? Nope. Most parents say that their favorite part of summer vacation is…NO HOMEWORK! Homework is not only the bane of children’s existence, it is the curse of their parents,’ too.
Kids work hard during the school year, so it might be tempting to let them off the hook for the summer. After all, they need a break from the daily routine of homework and role learning. They need to play, swim, hang out and spend time with family. Kids need time to just be kids. However, kids do experience learning losses over the summer.