For most children, summer is a time to leave classes and homework behind.? However, when they return to school in the fall after the long summer break, students can find themselves struggling to catch up.
Skills and knowledge gained throughout the school year fade during the summer months.? After a month without reinforcement, approximately 80% of what a student has learned can be lost.
A break from school is great for recharging your children?s batteries,
but if they aren?t using the skills and knowledge that was learned in the classroom, they could find themselves lagging behind when school starts up again.
For children who have been struggling at school, summer can be their opportunity to catch-up on key skills and feel more confident when they head back to class.? For students who do well, it?s an opportunity to keep their enthusiasm for learning high.
Parents can play a key role in reinforcing learning on an ongoing basis.? Tutoring can also help students preview new material or remediate difficult skills.
Some educational activities that I recommend for summer:
-?????? Reading together
-?????? Joining a summer reading program
-?????? Keeping a journal
-?????? Taking summer classes
-?????? Taking an educational field trip to a museum, zoo or other historic site.
-?????? Finding and writing to an international pen pals
These are all ideas that will help students keep their writing, reading and thinking skills fresh so when they start back in fall, they are prepared for a great school year.
Please inquire early about summer tutoring so you can sign up for your preferred time slot.