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.