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28 Hudson Valley Parent ■ July 2015 By JANEEN LEWIS W orried about brain drain this summer? Through- out the Hudson Valley, our kids can experience something known as "summer learning loss." The brain is just like a muscle and, like any muscle, needs to be worked out and stretched, or else it weakens. Keeping children involved in learn- ing during the summer months can help students start off on the right foot in the fall, and there are lots of fun ways to keep school skills honed. Here are some fun and easy ways to practice everyday math skills at any age. Your kids won't even know they're studying! 1. Use measuring and fraction skills when you bake or cook with your child. This is a great way to show your child the relevance of math in their everyday life. 2. At the grocery store, have your child figure out how many pounds of produce to get without going over a Psst: They'll never know it's math! 21 ways to trick your kids into studying over the summer

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