Soleil Moon Frye Shares Tips for Avoiding the #SummerSlide

by Lolli

Lolli here…

Summer is officially here (or will be very soon) for most of us, and as wonderful as it is to let the kids spend all day playing outside, I am always concerned that the summer sun is going to suck everything that they’ve worked so hard to learn throughout the school year. Target’s Mom Ambassador Soleil Moon Frye (aka the former Punky Brewster) wants to make sure kids avoid the dreaded “Summer Slide.”

Soleil Moon Frye

As a child growing up in the 80s, I remember Soleil from the Punky Brewster series as well as one of my kids’ favorite shows, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, where she played Roxie King.

I was excited to have the chance to chat with Soleil the other day about the “Summer Slide.” We discussed ways to keep kids engaged in learning throughout the long break, her experiences with her own daughters and Target’s plans to help families keep the “Summer Slide” at bay.

I was just thrilled that she started off by calling me her hero. It totally made my day.

What are some of YOUR tips for keeping the kids engaged in learning activities throughout the summer months?


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Disclosure: Target provided me with the opportunity to interview Soleil Moon Frye, who is their Mom Ambassador. No compensation was received, but Target provided 5 Minutes for Mom with the giveaway package. The thoughts, excitement, and interview questions were my own. Infographic from Target’s blog, A Bullseye View.

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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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