Jun 15, 2020
One of the most challenging school years is finally over, but the impact of closing schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic will probably be evident when classes resume this fall. As a result, K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says parents need to find ways to keep children engaged in learning this summer. Because of the learning fatigue of the past few months, he recommends putting away the text books and using what’s called child-directed learning.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.