With today being the first official day of summer, I wanted to let you know about a very cool online program for kids that the Washington Nationals recently launched: Summer Slugger!
Summer Slugger is an online program for kids ages 8-12 that works to sharpen math and literacy skills while kids play baseball-themed games. This program aims to prevent students from losing math and literacy skills over the summer months, also known as the “summer slide”. The program is free for everyone, and can be accessed on a computer, phone or tablet.
While it is self-paced, there are 36 series in total, and each one takes around 20 minutes to complete. Kids who participate get to pretend that they are the newest recruit for the Washington Nationals, and the more questions they answer correct, the team wins!
Educational topics in the program include:
- Units of Measure
- Place Value
- Phonemic Awareness
To Sign Up for Summer Slugger:
Click here to sign up: www.SummerSlugger.com/Nationals. Click the tab that says PARENTS. When prompted for a code, use Washington. Once your child is signed up, you can also sign up to receive regular updates on their progress!