It's that time of year when many kids start counting down the weeks to summer break. For some, skills learned this school year can get rusty over the months spent away from the classroom. Teddi Schnurr teaches early childhood education at Pima Community College and offered insight on how to prevent a summer setback.
"Regular integration of just daily opportunities to reinforce the things they were learning in school in very natural and authentic ways is the best way to do that," Schnurr said. "Parents don't have to do sophisticated ideas. It just has to be relevant to something to something the child can practice the skills in some real kind of situation."
As examples, Schnurr suggested letting children help count money during shopping trips, or follow a recipe and measure ingredients while cooking.