It’s easy to get caught up in summer fun and forget about academics. But all too soon the new school year will be upon us, and struggling students feel the fear of a new classroom, teacher, set of rules, and sadly, not performing as well as their peers.
Summer is a natural time to enhance learning for many reasons.
1.) School anxiety is missing. It is a fantastic time to perform exercises at home that are low key and can build on academic success in the fall.
2.) It is a time for new experiences, which can kick start the brain out of the academic doldrums that too many students suffer from.
3.) Confidence can be built up step-by-step.
4.) Gross motor skills and core strengthening exercises can be built up outside or even in the living room, which in turn, build a stronger learning foundation.
5.) Learning can be fun! It is a fantastic time to take a different approach to learning. Get the body involved with math and reading! Have your child take nature hikes and write about what is seen.
Summer has so many opportunities! Don’t let them slip away!