Your child has worked had during the school year- now its time to shoot the breeze with an IPAD or laze around the pool--but, it’s common knowledge that with summertime easy living, kids slide back and tend to unlearn a lot of the hard-won knowledge and skills gained during the school year.
However, a little effort goes a long way to keep your kid sharp without souring vacation time.
Look for educational summer camps or programs. Check with your child’s school for educational summer camp ideas. Perhaps your budding scientist will enjoy your LA museums or local colleges programs for youth. If your child enjoys reading, check out writing programs for children and teens at your local library.
Make library visits a weekly excursion. The library should be your home away from home during the summer months. Modern libraries have come a long way since you were a kid. They host a variety of programs and classes for children and teens—history, science, book clubs.
Request reading lists and activity sheets from your child’s teacher. Your child’s teacher can offer ideas to develop a realistic academic plan for summer based on your child's reading level and interests.
Make reading a daily occurrence. Reading regresses when not practiced regularly.Develop a nightly reading routine for the whole household. Scotch the TV and social networking and have everyone in the family pull out their books or magazines for 30 minutes or longer.
Summer is a great time for children to explore new interests that pique their curiosity as well as hone their skills from the last school year.It takes just a little creativity to beat back summertime regression.