Author - Karen Quinn
Around this time every year, parents begin worrying about the dreaded “summer slide.” This term defines the learning loss kids experience over the summer due to the fact that they aren’t going to school every day and engaging their minds in reading, thinking and problem solving.
Many parents scoff at the notion that summer brain drain is something to take seriously, but it’s a very real threat to kids’ forward momentum. Research shows that children who don’t take part in some kind of e...Posted on May 13, 2016 at 10:10 AM
“How big is infinity?”
If you’re a parent to a young child, you’ve heard this question – and countless similar ones – many times. It’s the kind of question that, as parents, we get tired of hearing – but one that shows your child’s constant efforts to understand the world around them. This process is essential to developing your child’s thinking or cognitive skills.
Conveniently enough, these are the same skills measured on the intelligence tests that are so common in Chicago scho...