WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show explored today if over the summer, kids are at risk of losing two months’ worth of learning.  YMCA Summer Learning Center’s Marty Forth and CUNY professor of education Ken Gold were guests.

One very interesting point the program raised is that kids do learn important skills over breaks: socializing, choice-making, taking initiative, and following your interests, and they continue to exercise their critical thinking skills.

Professor Gold recommended that kids remain engaged with language over the summer.