- July 13, 2021
-- Sayings like "summer learning loss" and "summer slide" get tossed around like beachballs each summer with concerns that children will lose knowledge when school is not in session. Echoes of "COVID learning loss" can be heard for the second year in a row. Along with these concerns are the fact that summer schedules often include a surplus of free time. Parents may be wondering if schoolwork should be added to the fun and sun this summer.
"While free time is healthy for kids and breaks from schoolyear schedules benefit everyone, summer naturally presents learning opportunities that don't feel like school," shared Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
. "Summer learning, whether in the form of catching up, getting ahead, or satisfying curiosity, can happen at an unhurried pace. The season also allows children to learn by diving into interests they may not normally have time to pursue."
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is happy to be the one-stop source for every grade, every subject, and every student—including summer learners. Students can explore interests with courses like Photography, Hands-On Architecture, Guitar, or Starting a Micro-Business for Teens. Skills can be maintained or improved through keyboarding or foreign language options. High schoolers may work ahead or tackle upcoming tasks through classes such as Writing the College Admission Essay or Career Exploration. Children will enjoy a change of pace with Let's Do Math Outside and Let's Do Art Outside. The Summer Resources (https://schoolhouseteachers.com/member-resources/focused-...
) portion of SchoolhouseTeachers.com supplies inviting reading lists and more appealing opportunities.
Parents, too, can continue learning over the summer months while flipping through the virtual pages of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
with its free Digital Magazine Library (https://www.theoldschoolhouse.com/tos-mag-issues/
). SchoolhouseTeachers.com membership includes access to the Parent eBook Library and opportunities for parents to take self-paced courses on topics like organization, learning styles, and teaching writing or math.
"For children and parents, learning can continue—and even be fun—for the rest of the summer," added Suarez. "The Old Schoolhouse®
is here to help families grow in knowledge all summer and all year."
About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse®
is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®
, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse®
is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.