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Let Highlights Help Avoid The Summer Slide

Let Highlights Help Avoid The Summer Slide

Let Highlights Help Avoid The Summer Slide

As a parent making sure my boys avoid the summer slide has always been a priority. I have them read and do worksheets throughout summer vacation. I have always liked Highlights because of the fun and educational material they offer. So I thought I would share this information that I think you would find helpful.

Highlights surveyed 300 parents to gain insight on how they feel about “summer slide,” which it turns out is a concern for 64% of them. And, we were blown away to learn that 96% of parents feel it is important to supplement childrens’ skills development at home during the summer and to help them prepare to advance to the next grade level. 87% of parents wish there were more entertaining and engaging tools to help their children develop skills at home. The Highlights Learning workbooks and activity books you’ll see below are an ideal solution to this problem.

Highlights Learning 2018 Summer Slide Survey Results

● 64% of parents surveyed are concerned about summer slide (33% of these are very concerned)

● 96% of parents surveyed feel it is important to supplement their child(ren)’s skills development at home during the summer and to help them prepare to advance to the next grade level. Of these, 60% felt it to be very important.

● When asked about the most important factors they consider when choosing summer learning products for their children, an overwhelming 95% of parents surveyed said it is most important that the product be fun.

○ 87% of parents wish there were more entertaining and engaging tools to help their child(ren) develop skills at home.

○ 20% of parents feel that at home skills development tools are not very fun, entertaining and engaging.

● Parents are prioritizing summertime skills development even more than we anticipated.

○ 37% say their kids spend 30-60 minutes per week on summertime skills development.

○ Another 37% say their kids spend 1-2 hours per week on skills development.

○ 18% say their kids spend more than two hours per week on skills development.

○ Only 8% of respondents say their kids spend less than 30 minutes per week developing their skills.

● Parents encourage their children to do summertime learning activities in the areas of reading (97%), writing (66%) and math (64%). 53% encourage the use of a workbook and 68% encourage the use of online learning programs or apps.

Highlights Learning Product Details

There’s good news for parents concerned about finding the right activity to help combat summer slide that’s also fun and engaging for their kids. Highlights Learning has just released several new activity books for Preschool through First Grade. Highlights’ unique ability to integrate skills practice with beloved puzzles, mazes, Hidden Pictures® activities, and humor lowers the barrier to learning and raises the level of fun for kids.

Highlights™ Big Fun Activity Books (Preschool–First Grade, Second Grade releasing fall 2018) include over 250 pages of imaginative puzzling, humor, and whimsical illustrations that will engage children and help them to build confidence. Available at Amazon.com.

Let Highlights Help Avoid The Summer Slide

The Big Fun Preschool Activity Book

With a fresh approach to practicing essential skills for school readiness and success,
The Big Fun Preschool Activity Book contains more than 250 pages of imaginative puzzling humor, and whimsical illustrations. With a wealth of Fun with a Purpose(TM) puzzle-based activities, this book will engage preschoolers and get them excited about learning! Preschoolers can practice a variety of skills through enriching exercises that will help them feel confident in preschool and will supplement their classroom or play group activities. In addition, each book includes an introduction full of simple tips to help parents talk to their preschoolers about the activities in these workbooks.

Includes:

ABCs
Sight words
Colors
Shapes
Numbers
Patterns
Sorting
Opposites
Math concepts
Sequencing and more!

 

Let Highlights Help Avoid The Summer Slide

The Big Fun Kindergarten Activity Book

With a fresh approach to practicing essential skills for school readiness and success, The Big Fun Kindergarten Activity Book contains more than 250 pages of imaginative puzzling, humor, and whimsical illustrations. With a wealth of Fun with a Purpose(TM) puzzle-based activities, this book will engage kindergartners and get them excited about learning! Kindergartners can practice a variety of skills through enriching exercises that will help them feel confident in kindergarten and will supplement their classroom or play group activities. In addition, each book includes an introduction full of simple tips to help parents talk to their kindergartners about the activities in these workbooks.

Includes:

Alphabet
Sight words
Colors
Shapes
Numbers
Patterns
Sorting
Opposites
Math concepts
Sequencing and more!

 

Let Highlights Help Avoid The Summer Slide

The Big Fun First Grade Activity Book

With a fresh approach to practicing essential skills for school readiness and success, The Big Fun First Grade Activity Book contains more than 250 pages of imaginative puzzling, humor, and whimsical illustrations. This book contains a wealth of Fun with a Purpose(TM) puzzle-based activities, and will engage children and get them excited about learning! First graders can practice a variety of skills such as practicing their letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and more, while doing age-appropriate Hidden Pictures® puzzles, mazes, matching puzzles, scavenger hunts, and find-the-difference puzzles. All activities will help kids feel confident in school while supplementing their classroom activities. In addition, each book includes an introduction that is full of simple tips to help parents talk to their first graders about the activities in these workbooks.

Includes:

ABCs
Word recognition
Digraphs and consonant blends
Homophones
Colors
Shapes
Numbers
Addition
Subtraction
Sequencing
Science and more!

 

Another set of books from Highlights Learning are the Write-On Wipe-Off Fun to Learn Activity Books which feature reusable pages and a Highlights-branded marker (with a wipe-clean eraser) in a hidden wire-o spiral binding that lays flat. Kids love that they can write, draw, and puzzle all over these books, and parents love that kids can keep practicing essential skills—again and again! Available at Amazon.com.

Let Highlights Help Avoid The Summer Slide

Write-On Wipe-Off Let’s Write Words

Let’s Write Words offers a unique blend of age appropriate tracing and writing activities combined with puzzles to help build vocabulary and lifelong learning confidence. Children can familiarize themselves with and practice writing common sight words, plus complete a variety of activities, such as Hidden Pictures® and That’s Silly!(TM) puzzles, that reinforce the learning fun.

Identifying sight words is an important step toward reading readiness, and Highlights(TM) infuses Fun with a Purpose® into this essential learning activity. With vibrant art and engaging prompts, Write-On Wipe-Off Let’s Write Words exposes kids to sight words through writing practice and the fun of puzzles and other activities. That’s Silly!(TM) and Hidden Pictures® puzzles are among the activities that will engage and entertain kids and build their confidence as they practice essential vocabulary skills, including forming letters and writing words. Kids love that they can write and draw all over these books, and parents love that the write-on, wipe-off format lets kids practice writing words over and over again.

 

Let Highlights Help Avoid The Summer Slide

Write-On Wipe-Off Let’s Write Letters

Letter recognition is an important step toward getting ready to read, and Highlights infuses Fun with a Purpose™ into this ordinarily rote activity. With vibrant art and fun puzzles, Write-On Wipe-Off Let’s Write Letters takes kids on an alphabet adventure. A variety of activities, including searches and mazes, will engage and entertain kids and build their confidence as they practice essential writing skills. Kids love that they can draw all over these books, and parents love that the write-on wipe-off format lets kids trace over and over again and again.

 

Write-On Wipe-Off Let’s Trace

Tracing is an important step toward handwriting readiness, and Highlights infuses Fun with a Purpose™ into this activity. With vibrant art and fun prompts, Write-On Wipe-Off Let’s Trace progresses from simple and short lines to more complex, age-appropriate mazes and other puzzles. A variety of activities, including dot-to-dots and finish-the-drawing features, will engage and entertain kids and build their confidence as they practice skills essential to getting ready to write. Kids love that they can draw all over these books, and parents love that the write-on wipe-off format lets kids trace over and over again and again.

 

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