Don´t Let Your Child Lose What They´ve Worked So Hard to Achieve Over the Summer

As the end of the school year looms near most kids are overjoyed with the thought of a Summer without books and homework, but taking the summer off can lead to a loss of those hard earned skills and is what educators call “the summer slide”.  Studies have found this is especially detrimental to student with learning difficulties.

Not to fear here are some fun educational activities you can do with your children to keep  their brains in shape over the summer:

  1. MakeSummerReading summer learning part of the fun by encouraging struggling readers to use audiobooks to build their knowledge and vocabulary while exposing them to age-appropriate content beyond their reading level.
  1. Help kids “frontload” for the next school year by exposing them to information they will be able to apply to next year´s curriculum. For example, students who will be learning about American history next year might prompt a family trip to the Freedom  Trail in Boston or to a local area of historical interest.
  2. Sign up for a library summer reading program these usually offer awesome prizes and incentives to inspire students to read and improve their school performance
  3. Limit screen time to activities that build competencies-games that build math skills, word games, and films that will inspire students to the read the book on which they were based. Even education screen time in no substitute for unstructured play or quite reading under a favorite tree.
  4. Read books together as a family and make a treat or visit a place that goes along with the theme book when you finish it.
  5. Make one day a week science day and build a project, collect specimens on a nature hike, or try out some interesting experiments.Summer-Learning
  6. Taking a family trip or vacation? Help your children create a travel journal and document events of the day and gather pictures and mementos.
  7. Do your children love to help you in the kitchen? Have them practice measuring and following recipes directions while trying out some new recipes.
  8. Visit local museums, galleries, city gardens etc.
  9. Sign your child up for an academic based day camp or class in a subject they enjoy.                                                                            At our learning center we offer fun and challenging summer programs to help keep improve your child´s abilities and keep their brains in tip top shape. Give us a call today at (210) 495-2626, or JOIN US and other parents at our Parent Information Meetings on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm. This is an opportunity to ask questions and explore possibilities.
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What is a parent to do in the summer?

What is a parent to do in the summer?

“By the end of summer, my kids lose so much of what they learned in school!”

Parents are frustrated to see their children struggle during the school year, and lose the few gains they made during the summer.  They are heartbroken when academic problems affect their children socially as well.  Other kids make fun of them when they can’t keep up in school, miss recess or refuse to read out loud.
 
Their child works hard throughout the year and barely gets passing grades. Parents fear their child will burn out if he doesn’t get a summer break.  Others sign up for summer school hoping that these classes will bring him up to speed.  However, often they end up going back to a tutor or to content mastery in the fall.

What CAN you do this summer to help your child strengthen his learning skills?

More of the same is NOT an option.  Neither is playing for two months.
           The GOOD NEWS is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
 
Brain research shows that through cognitive brain training, the brain can grow and change throughout a lifetime.  This means for children that work harder than the average student, but still get lower grades, years of frustration and embarrassment can be replaced by success and self-confidence.
 
Comfortable, independent learning occurs when students have a strong foundation of underlying processing skills like memory, attention, processing speed, logic and reasoning, language and phonemic awareness.  Unlike academic tutoring, cognitive training results in permanent, measurable changes in a child’s ability to learn.
 
Training is designed to be low stress, multi-sensory and most of all FUN activities and exercises for children and youth that dread going to school.
 
Take advantage of the gift of 1,752 summer hours. A program of 3 to 4 hours a day for six weeks can make an incredible difference for your child next school year.  This summer give your child confidence and the ability to be successful.

Learning Foundations is a diagnostic and learning center in San Antonio, Texas.  For over 40 years we have helped students of all ages overcome their learning difficulties and become successful learners.
  
Learn more about brain-based learning, visit www.LearningFoundations.us