School�s out for summer but school�s not out forever. It�s important that kids don�t completely check-out and suffer from what�s commonly called �summer loss�.

School’s out for summer but school’s not out forever. It’s important that kids don’t completely check-out and suffer from what’s commonly called “summer loss”. This refers to the one to three months of learning most kids lose over the summer – especially in reading and math. Every public library offers a summer reading program with games and prizes and your child probably came home with a summer reading list. But keeping them engaged with math can be a bit trickier.

Parents and kids need not despair. Tutor.com, the number one online tutoring service that instantly connects a student to a tutor 24/7, surveyed several hundred math tutors to get simple and fun tips that every parent can use to keep their kids brains engaged and active all summer long.

Math is Everywhere: Show kids how math is a part of your daily routine.From deciding the best buy at the supermarket to figuring out how much you’ll spend on gas for your summer trip, or how many video games they’ll be able to buy with their allowance or money from their summer job; math is an essential part of your family’s life.

Math is Fun (really!): When the mercury is rising, chill out at your local library, community center or book store and look for activity books, puzzles, and games that encourage kids to use math skills while they’re having fun and staying cool. Some games to check out are: PayDay™, Monopoly™ and Backgammon.

Math is Online: Your kids will probably spend a good portion of their summer vacation hanging out online. Here are some cool sites that help them brush up on their math skills while having fun at the same time. Funbrain.com, Coolmath4kids.com and Tutor.com where kids can connect to an expert math tutor 24/7.