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Experts offer tips to help students avoid 'COVID-slide'

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Posted at 2:21 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 16:00:00-04

LA VISTA, Neb. (KMTV) — Summer vacation became a few months longer this year for students due to COVID-19. A "summer slide" is when students tend to fall back on their education and forget important concepts in the summer months. This year since students were out of school for longer, experts warn that the "COVID-slide" could disadvantage students in the coming school year.

Cynthia Heller and Jayde Komasinski teach at the Kumon Math and Reading Center of La Vista. They say parents can help avoid the "COVID-slide" by continuing to do simple math and reading practices over the summer.

"Get your children to read at home. Routine and study. Everyone works better with structure," Kumon La Vista director Cynthia Heller said.

They also recommend using everyday activities as teaching opportunities like measuring in a measuring cup when baking with the family. Reporter Ruta Ulcinaite will have more tips for parents Wednesday at 6 pm on The Rebound - Heartland.