Most parents have heard that the research shows that kids lose the connection to what they learned during the school year. Yet, it is difficult to quantify what exactly the impact of that will be in the future.
You don’t have to be a “Tiger Mom” to want your child to come out of their summer vacation with an advantage over the students that do nothing over the summer.
How to Pick a Summer Program
Ideally, you want a program that’s challenging but engaging enough that your child is motivated to go.
Does the program have a schedule that it follows most days? A lack of structure suggests a disorganized program.
Want to make a big impact on your child’s education?
In the past, teachers have spent the first part of the semester re-teaching old skills, the new COMMON CORE curriculum will change this. There will not be time to remediate past skills; the new National curriculum is more advanced and more in-depth. Teachers will be focused on applications and more advanced material with less time to go back and review.
Planning for Fall
“If kids have heard the words they are going to hear or have some prior knowledge about the subject waiting in their brains, they will be more likely to make a lasting link,” explains Judy Willis, M.D., a neurologist turned schoolteacher. Without the introduction to the new concepts it can take longer for the knowledge to stick.
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As the parent, you are in the best position to understand what gaps are present in your child’s learning. If you are not sure, we can assess their prior deficits and we know how to prepare them for next year!
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