Make the Most Out of Summer at Home

Monday marked the beginning of summer classes for a lot of kids. Of course, because of COVID-19, summer has to take place virtually through Zoom or Google Classroom.  Here at CDMA Business Model, we have come up with a few tips to help you aid your child with the best summer education possible.

Give Them A Break

You wouldn’t think that giving children time away from the classroom or computer would be beneficial to positive results, but it turns out that it’s one of the best things you could do for your child. According to a journal, Pediatrics, playing outside promotes healthy brain development and boosts academic skills. Playtime also helps children manage stress – making it a substantial and fun way for parents to support kids coping with stress or anxiety. A change of scenery can be influential in a child’s academic success. The lack of structure and secondary distractions could negatively affect the child when it comes to learning. Because children are a product of their environment, maintain structure while allowing stress-free time.

T.ogether E.veryone A.chieves M.ore

You aren’t solely your child’s parent anymore; you are their teacher, and as their teacher, you have to do whatever it takes to help them achieve their academic ambitions. Your day to day routine will and should change. Doing things along with your child is essential in brain development. Of course, these tasks don’t have to be vigorous in terms of academic difficulty. It can be something as simple as cooking together, nature walks, online computer games, or neighborhood pen pals. Cooking with your child could be a fun way to practice mathematics and measurements. Writing to pen pals can pause some of the loneliness the child may feel from social distancing, while also cultivating their language arts skills.

Activities at Home

Its common knowledge that children would love to avoid academic material at all costs during the summer. They want to counteract almost eight months of school with the three months they get during the summer.  That couldn’t be a more detrimental thing for children to spend their time doing during summer. A report from the Northwest Evaluation Association found students in third-fifth grades lost about 20% of their school-year gains in reading and 27% in math, on average, during summer break. Now It’s understandable if a child doesn’t want to spend their summer reading, but there are a few fun ways to cram in some reading throughout. Allowing children to play teacher for the day is the one best way for children to improve and share information. One of the best ways to learn a topic is to try to teach it in a low stake environment. Things like joining a book club and online reading programs both entertain while also satisfying their need for learning. 

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