Learning loss during summer vacation is a significant concern for teachers, parents and school administrators. Research has shown that young students can lose up to three months of academic skills during their summer vacation. This loss of retention stalls learning momentum at the start of a new school year and means teachers must dedicate valuable instructional hours to review. Summer workbooks are a proven way to improve academic retention among elementary school pupils and middle school students.
Summer Bridge Activities are designed for students to complete one page every day. The activities at the beginning of each book reinforce the academic skills children acquired in the grade they just completed. By the time they work through each Summer Bridge activity book, students will have solidified everything they learned in the previous grade and are learning skills on target with the grade they are preparing to enter. Best-selling Summer Bridge books contain exercises in several core disciplines, such as math, reading, writing and language arts.