The summertime is here and while kids may be enjoying time away from the classroom, the experts say it’s an important time to make sure they stay engaged in learning. So what are the best ways to do that?

The State Department of Education’s Rebecca Kockler says it is important for adults to keep learning exciting for kids during the summer break and that parents should "Let them use the summer as a time to learn about the things they are really interested in, and help them find the books and the programs online that can help them do that."

It’s not enough to just help children find the resources they need. Kockler says adults should join the conversation.

"Spend some time talking with your child about what they are learning.  That helps them to validate what they are learning, and know that it is important," says Kockler.