Academic credentials can be a key differentiator for your child and could shape his or her future. You can certainly find an academic tutoring service that your children can attend in the Summer. But, that need certainly hinges on the key question: How can kids keep up on academics during the Summer?
Summer time is what most school kids wait for since the first day of school. On the last day of school the bell rings and all the kids run out the door never to think of school again until it starts again three months later. But you, as parents, don’t want your children to forget everything they’ve learned or fall back during the summer months. So what do you do to keep them in check with schooling but still allowing them to have fun? Here are some suggestions:
1. Have them practice a couple of times a week.
You decide how often, but there are plenty of websites you can print work sheets off. Even just asking your children, “What was you favorite thing you learned?” will help them retain the information.
2. Have your children teach others.
If you ask your children to help others learn, it will make the work seem less daunting. They will most likely feel honored or proud of themselves because they were chosen for the task. Quite the sneaky way to help them remember what they’ve learned! Whether you sign them up to be a tutor, ask them to teach a younger sibling, or teach the kid down the street, it will be an effective way to help them stay in check.
3. Help them retain information bu making it fun, keeping a balance.
You can make them play games using skills they’ve learned. Give incentives for after they’ve done a worksheet, do a fun activity where they have to do their own independent thinking and solve problems.
Your children will thank you for a fun time when really they’ve been learning too! Then when school starts again, the transition won’t be so hard.