A huge problem with children, when it comes to school, is that they refuse to learn outside of it. That is why it is important to keep their learning to a maximum during the summer break. This can be done in a number of ways but the most effective are those in which the children feel like they are having fun rather than learning. That is why learning in the summer should take the form of activities rather than just studying. Here are a few ways that you can keep children learning during the summer break.
A summer camp is arguably the best way to develop a child’s learning capabilities during the summer. Summer camps offer classes in math and English, but more than that, summer camps develop a child’s social skills as well as educational ones. It is important to remember that children learn better in groups rather than one-on-one. There are exceptions of course but for most children that is the case. In groups, children are able to bounce ideas off of each other, challenge each other to be better, and help each other in times of need.
When picking a summer camp it is integral that the classes that the camp offers include both curricular and extra-curricular activities. You don’t want your child to feel like they are going to summer school rather than summer camp. It lowers their enthusiasm because summer for a child is like heaven. It is the one time that they are waiting for the whole year because they don’t have to go to school. That’s why the summer camp you choose should have extra-curricular activities so that your child can enjoy activities that they normally wouldn’t at school.
This is one of the hardest things to get right but one of the most profitable if it succeeds. There is a certain nuance to teaching your child at home during the summers. The best way to accomplish this is to offer rewards for learning. Don’t take away something from them but instead give them an incentive to learn. An example would be offering a new video game if they manage to learn enough to pass your test. This gives the child something to work towards and is important for both learning as well as developing real world skills. The most important thing to remember during this method is to make sure that you act like a parent rather than as just a teacher. Your children will have countless teachers throughout the years but will only have you as the parent so it’s important to maintain that relationship. Don’t alienate your child in the hopes of teaching them something. Sometimes the best thing to teach them is that you are there for them always.