If you’re like most parents, you might be trying to figure out simple ways to keep your child’s brain engaged while school is out. According to Summerlearning.org , “all young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer.”
It’s been noted by educational researchers that on average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical skills over the summer months. In addition, low-income students lose more than two months in reading achievement, despite the fact that their middle-class peers make slight gains.
To combat your child’s summertime learning loss, YogiPlay will recommend a couple of apps each week that help keep your child’s mind running and engaged.
Sums Stacker allows your child to practice and master basic mathematical quantity concepts by moving virtual forms (blocks, unique shapes, coins and even words) between three stacks in order to total the sum in each stack. The fun is in solving these puzzles in the least amount of time or moves. The app interactions are accompanied with cool animations and sounds.
2. My First Classical Music App by Naxos Digital Services
YogiPlay’s team of early educational experts who review, assess and then certify all of our apps for educational quality, love this app for several reasons:
First, the app brings children through the history of classical music by showcasing famous composers and their famous bodies of work, like Mozart’s Magic Flute, Williams’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and many, many more. Next, the app teaches children about musical instruments that are often part of classical ensembles, especially woodwinds: oboes, flutes, clarinets, etc. Finally, the app is rich in fun interactions and sounds that will capture your child’s attention and imagination.
So try out these wonderful apps and help your child avoid the summer slump. Visit our blog again next week to learn about more exciting apps for summertime learning!