With kids out of school during summer, they risk falling behind and losing some of their school year progress. This is what is commonly referred to as the “summer slide,” which is the roughly two months that the National Summer Learning Association estimates children lose in instructional time over the summer.
Here are 5 ways that Zoobean can help your child avoid summer learning loss:
We have a team of experts who are parents, librarians, and educators, who help make app and book selections for your child based on age, reading level, and interests, and more. You build a profile for your child's "SmartList," and we make smart recommendations for him/her.
Our experts have created ready-made learning kits that include app and book recommendations, discussion starters, hands-on activities, and multimedia resources. These mini units make it easy for you to plan several days exploring themes that interest your child. Topics include "Fascination with Transportation," "Exploring Egypt," "Loving Yourself," and more! Zoobean experts add Kits weekly for kids ages 0-8.
With our Zoobean Expert service, we match you with one of our curators, who is also an educator or librarian. You can get as specific as you like with questions, and keep in touch regularly with your own personal expert.
Reluctant reader? Obsession with sports? Young and gifted? During the summer when you've got questions and you can’t go to your child’s teacher for help, we’re on the job.
With each book and app recommendation, we provide you with easy-to-follow reading guides and app companions to help facilitate discussion and critical thinking while reading. Guides help you turn story time into fun, deeper learning with tips for engaging with your child before, during and after reading the story. Most importantly, they help keep your child engaged on those long summer days! Check out this sample reading guide and app companion.
When your kids are going to visit grandma, grandpa or other family or friends during summer vacation, you can share your child’s SmartList with them so that they can be in the know! Share access allows loved ones to have all the information about recommended apps and books, reading guides and kits. You can also share with your child’s teacher to keep them up to date on what your child is reading over the summer! By connecting all of your child’s loved ones, Zoobean helps you cultivate a learning community to help your child avoid the summer slide.