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Much research has been done regarding “summer learning loss.” Studies have shown that “nearly all children lose about three months of math computation skills over the summer.” Reading skills can also be affected, as well as listening skills and the ability to follow directions.

However, the same research has also shown that doing at least twenty minutes of brain-engaging work every day can minimize that learning loss.

The children at Apple Montessori Schools are doing Summer Montessori Enrichment and they are having the time of their lives. This optional one hour and twenty minute Super Kids session three times a week can stop your child from suffering the “summer slump.” In Super Kids, the children work with the Montessori materials in reading, writing and or math. This curriculum can be individualized to the needs of each child.

The children also participate in many activities, including music and dance. Through theme-based lesson plans, they learn new songs, stories and movements as they develop their listening skills and love of music, experiencing every genre from Classical to Pop. They may even create instruments to play in their own marching band.

The older campers especially love to learn new dances. Some past favorites are the Twist, Bunny Hop, Limbo, Macarena, and, of course, the Chicken Dance! Summer Camp has turned out to be so much fun. They are really having the time of their lives!
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