Brain Drain

Plenty of families will be headed to the beach in the next few months now that kids are out of school. Teachers worry those kids might send their minds on vacation, too.

It's called the brain drain, and teachers say it's a very real phenomenon. When school's out for the summer, kids can forget a lot of what they learned during the year. Many teachers encourage parents to find ways to add learning to daily life, even reading cereal boxes or turning a road trip into a math exercise.

When the new school year comes around, teachers can see the difference, and you don't have to sign your kids up for super expensive camps or road trips. Just going to the library can keep your kids’ minds engaged this summer.