Are you concerned about your child's learning loss* during this coming summer?
This summer is more important than ever due to the multiple interruptions that have already impacted your child's education.
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Summer reading offers a way to unplug from tech, but not from learning. Whether it's books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, or other publications, reading can help engage students in something they are specifically interested in and help cultivate passion and open communication within the family.
Tip: Visit your local library and encourage your child to chat about their interests and dislikes with the librarian. The librarian will provide engaging titles to explore with a bit of information.
If your child is at the age where they will be focusing on preparing for exams, this is something that they can do in conjunction with other summer activities and with study buddies.
Tip: Preparedness for examinations significantly reduces student stress, but don't leave it to the last moment.
An online course can help gain "brownie points" while in high school and encourage interest in specific areas. Or taking an online course on an unfamiliar topic or a hobby can lead to an enriching summer.
Tip: If your child has faced challenges in their education, the summer provides an excellent opportunity to catch up.
Giving time to a worthy cause can help students see social issues in a new light and inspire them to grow their life experiences.
Tip: Adapting to new surroundings and new people can improve their communication skills, build confidence and gain a sense of community.
If there are family travel plans over the summer, take advantage of the educational activities. Visiting historic sites and landmarks is a great way for children to experience history and geography.
Tip: Does your child's school pre-tests for placement at the beginning of the school year? If so, you can help them prepare by reviewing the past syllabus using materials requested from their school during holidays but don't leave this too long.
For those interested in more structured learning opportunities this summer, contact us regarding
October- Study Skills: Years 7 and 8
Our classes include learning opportunities to stimulate each student's curiosity, motivation and enjoyment. Our focus is always on building student confidence and teaching mindfulness.
*Harvard School of Education test results indicated a significant decrease of retention during the summer holidays:
32% in English
58% on Maths