Summer provides an excellent opportunity for students to strengthen their skills and fill crucial gaps from the school year. During the academic year, many students find themselves simply trying to keep up with their classes. From a classroom teacher’s perspective, with so many kids in the class, it can be difficult to identify key skill issues for each individual. From a parent’s view, it certainly can be challenging to provide enough instruction and practice on top of the current material presented in class. However, summer means much more time available for mastering topics and gaining confidence in difficult subjects. Oftentimes, parents like to split sessions into reading, writing, and math to maximize results across the board. Students will have daily practice to reinforce the strategies they learn in sessions. Moreover, they can have fun and feel productive! Summer work can be enriching and encouraging, while providing children with a stronger foundation for the return to school.