Summer vacation can be either a learning barren or a learning paradise. There will be a lot of temptations for children to spend their hours during vacation, watching television, playing computer games. But with parent’s proper guidance and planning, the summer can be transformed into a time of learning and skills development.
Majority of the students lose the equivalent of one to two months of reading and math skills during summer vacation. They can’t remember exactly what was being learned during school days, a student isn’t learning adds up and can have a long-term impact on overall performance in school. But that doesn’t mean that children should be doing math worksheets and find better math tutors or to study vocabulary words just to preserve the knowledge they have. Remember that learning can take place whether you are taking a vacation or a trip, do not let your children think that learning is only something that happens in schools.
Look for fun summer activities that your children will enjoy and learn at the same time. You can ask them to write a family adventure that they want, or maybe their dream summer vacation. Or do some tree planting in the garden and let them know the wonder of science, explain the nature’s wonder, or just let them explore it, make sure to guide them all throughout the activity. Or isn’t a great idea to involve them in the kitchen, let them know how to bake their favorite cookies that you prepare for them.
Summer is such a great unstructured time to try new things and discover interest that don’t usually happens in school curriculum. So make out the best of it! Enjoy your summer!!!