Schools are out. Did you know children gain weight 2-3 times faster over the summer and in some cases, can lose up to 2 months of reading skills due to due to a lack of structured time, including healthy eating and exercise, and stimulating brain activity. It’s the summers’ own “brain drain.”
Dr. Michele Borba, TODAY Show contributor; author; renowned children’s health and development expert, gave Step by Step Mom advice on how to
-”Brain Drain” Avoidance – How to uncover unique strengths in your child to keep them motivated and learning all summer.
-Healthy Food for Thought – Planning healthy and fun meals for your family.
-Exercise the Mind – It’s not about homework (THIS TIME), but it is about building up skillsets, especially for older kids.
-Find ways to celebrate special achievements and efforts, whether it’s homework or a job.
-How Walmart is involved in creating healthier, happier summers for kids across the country.
Watch her video below to hear her answers: