Summer learning is a big deal, especially these days–with all of the distractions it’s easy to fall behind. Fortunetly, there are plenty of ways that knowledge can be retained. Check out these skills that are sometimes lost during summer break. Building these skills will keep them ahead of the game and prevent them from falling behind. All of those summers quickly can add up to years!
When summer hits, sometimes friendships grow stronger but sometimes they get lost. Is your child often playing solo? There’s nothing wrong with being solitary but social skills are important and it’s all about being balanced. Summer’s the perfect time to meet new people by volunteering, attending summer camp or a fun meet up, joining a book club and so on. This will also help with the boredom and monotony that can come with summer. Socializing also helps with communication skills and can even make your child smarter. When experiencing new social situations, the brain is stimulated and your child will learn more about people and the world.
Whether it’s about staying organized, using a planner effectively or managing money…it’s never too soon to teach your children about life skills.
Another way to combat summer learning loss is simply by reading articles everyday. Real life reading can also build their knowledge of the world. Check out Newsela or have them find a newssite or blog that they love. Also, reading books is wonderful. Reading a book a week really adds up fast. Whether perusing the library or going through a summer reading list…there’s always a new book just waiting to be read.
Now that the pressure of the schoolyear is off their shoulders, they can learn how to study more efficiently. Have your child study up on a topic that interests them and share what they learned. Retaining knowledge is super important.
Whether math or reading are their weak spots…now is the time to address them so they do not fall behind. Through tutoring and summer programs, your child will be coached and will make improvements. Building strengths is important too, but weaknesses need to be addressed urgently.
Our Summer Learning Program is fun and engaging. Call us at 410-421-8080 for more information and to sign up!