Kids everywhere are counting down to summer -- and sneaking up behind those lazy days is the 'Summer Slide.'

That's when kids have a loss of learning, mostly in reading and math.

First Lady Michelle Obama is a huge advocate of getting kids to keep up with learning even during the summer. She has talked numerous times about this topic.

Check out our Fox 11 discussion.


Tips on reducing the Summer Slide:

-Explain Summer Slide to kids- let them know why they have to keep their brains sharp

-Make learning fun

-Summer reading book basket

-Recruit a "travel agent" (maps/budget/critical thinking)

-Learn a new word each week

-Enter a writing contest

-Summer reading list/ math apps (ask your teacher)

-Ask your kids to put together a scavenger hunt for YOU! (creativity/organization/fun)