Craig Bouchard Talks Avoiding the Summer Slide

According to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association: "A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year. It's common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills."

International Entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Craig Bouchard has just released a new childrens e-book "The Adventures of Ai" along with a corresponding video game, sure to keep kids interest this summer.  

The story is a part non-fiction and part fiction fantasy subtly designed to prepare pre-teen girls and boys for the pressures they will encounter as they grow up. Incorporating art, history, poetry, music and mathematics, the unique novel encourages children to unlock their potential. Released in six languages, "The Adventures of Ai" is a story of empowerment that transcends boundaries. For more information, visit

The books corresponding video game, Ai's Adventure, is based on the novel and created by Kalani Streicher, producer of the ground-breaking games Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and the Indiana Jones games for Lucas Films.  Titled Ais Adventure, the game is an engaging experience featuring a soundtrack produced by 15-time Grammy Award winner Humberto Gatica, the game is available for iOS, Android and Kindle. For more information, visit

Proceeds from a global competition of kids playing the video game benefit childrens charities around the world, including Lurie Childrens Hospital, Misericordia Hearts of Mercy, The National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, K is for Kids, The Equestrian Challenge, Ashinaga Uganda Rainbow House, Operation Smile in China, Taipei Orphan Foundation and Maria Social Welfare Foundation in Taiwan, The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Recovery in Japan, Cry and Magic Bus in India, Childrens Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation, and the Sony Foundation of Australia, and the Child Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.


Craig is a New York Times best-selling author. The Caterpillar Way: Lessons in leadership, growth and shareholder value, was released in October of 2013, reaching #1 on the Barnes & Noble best-seller List and #8 on the New York Times Best Seller list in the business category.  Craig is the Chairman and CEO of publicly traded Signature Group Holdings, as well as the Chairman and CEO of privately held Cambelle-Inland, LLC. For more information, visit

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