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This seems to be the summer of learning around our house. I never had any idea of how many different on-line services there are to help you keep your kids from experiencing the summer slide. I’ve just recently been introduced to another learning service and this one is a fantastic math site. UMIGO – You Make It Go – is a fun, vibrant world of adventure that uses the building blocks of math to engage early elementary age kids in narrative-driven “appisodes.”
Engaging kids is the only way to keep them interested in a learning program. We found one and it didn’t do that so the kids were unmotivated. This one is more interesting to them because of the fun characters and the appisodes. In partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), UMIGO will bring its narrative-based appisodes, interactive games, activities, and educational resources to more than 70 communities around the country. You can find a location close to you by looking on the NSLA’s interactive map at SummerLearningDayMap.org.
UMIGO helps children develop the math skills they need for effective reasoning and problem solving. Another feature that keeps kids engaged are the UMIGO’s free downloadable at-home activities. These activities engage families and educators in the child’s development of math and reasoning skills and are designed to make learning easy and fun. They take the kids away from the computer screen for more reinforcement.
UMIGO’s educational content is aligned with the Common Core Standards for Mathematics for first and second grades. UMIGO is funded in part by a US Department of Education Ready to Learn grant awarded to WTTW Chicago Public Media. The Summer of UMIGO kicked off on National Summer Learning Day, Friday, June 19, in an effort to help combat the “summer slide.” We’ve been working to keep our kids from suffering from the summer slide. It’s not too late to keep your kids from sliding. Even a little work before they go back will help.
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