Screenshot_2014-06-09-22-24-05-1Guest Blog shared by FAMIGO and written by Erin Brennan.

School’s out! That means that the swimming pools and libraries are filling up with kids and parents alike. We all know  it’s important for kids to learn over the summer to increase retention of information learned during the school year. According to an article about edu retention from Reading is Fundamental, kids will experience learning losses over the summer if they aren’t engaged in educational activities. Keep your kids sharp with educational entertainment this summer! So, Keep your kids sharp with educational entertainment this summer!

From, Reading is Fundamental:

All young people experience learning losses when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Research shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of summer vacation. On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Studies reveal that the greatest areas of summer loss for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, are in factual or procedural knowledge.

farfaria Famigo doesn’t want this to happen. Learning should happen all the time, which is why we’re dedicated to helping kids retain lessons over the summer. We know that learning can be fun, which is why we provide an educational platform for games, video, web-browsing and more. For iOS users, we provide families ten new e-books each month. Thanks to our partners FarFaria (who create awesome interactive e-books for a variety of ages) parents and kids can do some summer reading on mobile devices. For June, iOS users will have access to ten e-books. Learn more about FarFaria and our partnership, here. We all know that reading is fundamental and FarFaria helps us push early childhood education, even in the summer. FarFaria is an iOS app that provides the perfect storytime experience. With more than 600 amazing children’s stories—and five new ones added each week—story time has never been easier. Created for children ages 2-9, FarFaria helps children develop a passion for reading and encourages families to spend quality time reading together. Don’t worry, Android users. We didn’t forget about you. Android users will be able to access other educational content all summer long in the form of webgames, video and interactive kid-safe websites. Some of Famigo’s favorite educational games include Alphabet Zoo, Ocean of Words, and more. We also have Famigo TV featuring channels like PBS Kids and Between the Lions. Famigo adds new screened content daily to keep families educated and entertained.   To learn more about a Famigo subscription, you can visit  their website.

b207411b00dd1c90a342bd42c21f97e7Erin Brennan is an Austin transplant from Rhode Island. She’s doing all things social media and marketing for Famigo and couldn’t be happier. She was a lot cooler a year ago when she worked on yachts in the Bahamas, but thinks Austin is the next best thing. You’ll find her doing headstands on paddleboards at Town Lake, complaining about kale or running at Zilker.

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