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Parents, worried about winter learning loss? This is for you

Parents, worried about winter learning loss? This is for you

Winter break is just around the corner -- it starts on Dec. 21 in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

That means that kids will be at home or traveling for at least a week, far away from teachers, classrooms and textbooks. So should parents worry about keeping their children engaged in learning?

Over summer break, kids’ brains can lose what they've learned over the previous school year, a phenomenon researchers dub the "summer slide."

But what about chilling out in winter?

In summer, most children lose about two months’ worth of math skills,

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