Have you heard of Summer Brain Drain? It’s the loss of learning that occurs in children over the summer break from school. There’s lots of research that shows that this is a real phenomenon – on average, students lose a whole month’s worth of learning over the break. Some students lose as much as three months’ worth of learning and the areas most affected by this loss are maths, reading and spelling. It’s a depressing thought, but there is good news – there are some positive steps you can take this summer to minimise or even eradicate the loss for your child.