Revisit Their Skills
During the school year, our children are trying to learn so much. Quizzes, tests and projects consume a lot of our children’s energy and efforts so when it’s time for summer break kids are usually more than willing to ditch the books and coursework for some much needed rest and relaxation.
It’s normal for kids to want a break from their school efforts but as the new school year approaches, it’s important to reevaluate where things left off and to embark on a new curriculum. A few weeks before your child’s school year debut, set aside time to work together on fine tuning the skills they learned the prior year and look into the new tasks they will be expected to accomplish within the new school year. Mark off some books on the summer reading list, brush up on their problem solving techniques and work on mastering sight words that will produce stronger reading skills. At first, your child will probably be grumbling but they’ll appreciate your efforts and will be excited to recall everything that they worked hard to learn.