If you were to ask your children about summer, they would say that it means one thing - vacations! Whether it is a week away to visit relatives or an interstate trip, there's little that children enjoy more than a vacation. However, if you were to ask a teacher or tutor about summer, they would say that it is the perfect chance for your child's brain to become complacent and forget many of the valuable lessons learned throughout the semester.
Prevent Learning Loss With Tutoring
With years of experience helping students at all levels battle
the “Summer Learning Slide” with tutoring classes, The
Tutoring Center of Ocoee has put together a list of easy to
implement ideas to help your child retain important lessons over the
Whether it is because your child stops reading, or the only
writing they do is in text speak, reading and writing are two of the
most valuable skills that fall victim to the “Summer Learning
Slide.” Here are some great ways to keep up your child’s literacy
skills over the summer break.
- Journaling. Maintaining a journal is a great way for your child to
practice their writing skills and retain their vocabulary lessons.
Provide your child a journal and encourage them to update it daily.
If they have been focusing on a particular set of vocabulary
items, help them to include these in their entries. An excellent way
to encourage your child to write in their journal is to create a
journal of your own. Plan time for you both to have a
journal-picnic at a local park where you can enjoy lunch and
write in the outdoors. If your
child goes away for summer camp, encouraging them to keep a journal
that they can then use to tell you all about their trip is another
great idea to help get your child in the habit of writing.
- Reading. One of the biggest hesitations that children hold
towards reading is the material, as they are often used to reading
books chosen for them on subjects that may not interest them. Over
the summer break, take your child to a local library or
bookstore and give them the freedom to find a book that matches
their interests. As an example, if your child enjoys a particular
sport, look for an autobiography written by one of their
favorite sporting personalities. Choices such as these can
introduce children to writing styles and vocabulary which may
not be present in their traditional classes.
Speak with The Tutoring Center of Ocoee
at (407) 614
if you feel that your child could benefit from a formal
structure to their summer learning.
Our professional tutors can answer any questions you may have
the advantages of summer tutoring
over the vacation
Math, at every level, can prove to be a challenge to many
students throughout their schooling years. And while most
children do not want to think about math, spending time
with their parents during the summer break provides the perfect
opportunity for them to see its real-world benefits. The
following tips can help.
- Budgeting. Managing household finances is no small task, and requires a good amount of math. In addition to basic addition and subtraction, calculating quantities and prices when considering discounts along with planning months in ahead for expected expenses are great math lessons for children to learn. During the summer break, share your finance plan with your child and present them with similar budgeting challenges you face every month. Continue this lesson in the grocery store by allowing your child to calculate your grocery bill as you shop.
- If your child is further advanced in their math lessons,
perhaps to the point of learning complex equations, build
small quizzes or challenges into each day. For example,
* If they need a ride to the mall, require them to answer a set of
particularly challenging math questions.
* If they want to get out of completing a chore to spend time with
their friends, consider exchanging the task for a quick quiz.
* Alternatively, if they enjoy social media and chatting online,
change your wi-fi password to be the answer to a complex math
equation, requiring them to complete the problem before
accessing the internet.
Prevent Summer Learning Loss With
These are all great ways which you can continue your child’s
learning over the summer period and prevent learning loss. However,
the best way to keep their brain active is by
Speak with The Tutoring Center of Ocoee
and learn about the benefits of one-to-one instruction
over the summer period. Whether it is for the purpose of
test preparation or general lesson understanding, targeted
“Genius in Training” programs are designed to help your
child reach their learning potential, and increase their grades.