Summer break is, undoubtedly, one of the best parts of being a kid.  However, many parents worry about what those three months of no-school can do to kids’ academic success due to “learning loss,” which is the loss of knowledge that often occurs when days at the pool replace days inside the classroom.

Fortunately, the Internet (brought to you by Great Plains Communications) has some fantastic tools to help kids stay mentally in shape this summer season. – If your kid has already torn through the collection at the local library, this is a great resource.  For one price, you can get unlimited book rentals from hundreds of thousands of titles and it even comes with free shipping! If you have an e-reader, you can even instantly download most options. – The name of this website pretty much says it all.  You don’t want to take the fun out of summer and you don’t have to with this site.  Best for smaller children, the site contains games for reading, writing, math, and more. – This site is geared towards the student who wants to make sure they keep their edge during the summer.  It’s broken up into categories ranging from pre-K all the way through 12th grade.  There are nearly a dozen subjects covered and many great resources to help parents and kids learn together.

Do you have a favorite learning activity to do with kids during the summer months?  Let us know in the comments section below.

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