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08/29/2019
The summer break is a great time for your child to rest and recover from the long school year. However, fighting the summer slide should also be a priority this summer.

How to Fight the Summer Slide

Now that summer break is here, your child can finally get some rest from their strict academic routine. While the rest is fully deserved, it also doesn't mean your child should ignore their academics completely. Doing so can result in the summer slide causing your child to lose valuable lessons they learned during the school year. To fight the summer slide while having fun, try out these fun and educational activities.

Practice Reading

The summer months are ideal for instilling in your child a love for reading. While they may think video games and naps are enough to fill their summer days, they'll eventually get bored and start to look for something more stimulating. This is where reading comes in. Encourage your child to read for fun and to explore their own interests as they choose what they want to read. Allowing your child to decide what books or other material they want to read can make it that much more exciting. To get your child excited to read, take them on a field trip to your local library. While there, let them roam the library freely as they pick up books they're interested in along the way. Don't object to any books or reading material since this can make them lose interest in reading. Before you leave, check with a librarian to see if they're hosting a summer reading program this year. If they are, sign your child up so that they have an easier time staying motivated to read through the summer months.

Sneak in Math Lessons

Telling your child you're going to sit down to practice their math lessons likely won't be met with a good reaction. In fact, your child may try to run in the opposite direction. Instead, do your best to find ways to sneak in some basic math practice on a daily basis. Fun math-related activities aren't hard to find if you know where to look. One easy way of sneaking in math practice is by playing board games at home with the family. It may be simple math, but the adding, subtracting, and money counting can help your child practice and retain basic skills. Have your child be the banker when playing games like Monopoly or ask them to help you when math equations come up. If your child wants to get ahead this summer, enrolling them in tutoring in Long Grove is a great idea. The academic programs offered at The Tutoring Center, Long Grove IL can target their needs and get them closer to reaching their academic goals. Learn all about these and schedule your free diagnostic assessment by giving their learning center a call at (847) 383- 5654.

Summer Writing Practice

If your child isn't fond of writing, this won't be hard to change with the right type of practice. Many students don't like to write because they've only been exposed to it in an academic setting. From writing essays to research papers, your child may have done it all except writing for fun. Start the summer off by buying your child a journal and allow them to personalize it as they please. Since this will help the journal feel all their own, they will be more excited to use it. When you give your child the journal, be sure to let them know that they can use it do any type of writing they want. They can write short stories, create their own graphic novel, write poetry, or anything else that they want to experiment with. Let your child know that you won't be reading or correcting their writing so that they feel free to write whatever they want openly and honestly. Of course, if your child wants you to read their work, do so. You don't necessarily have to correct it either. Instead, read it with an open mind, give them some positive feedback, and encourage them to continue expressing themselves.

Academic Tutoring in Long Grove, IL

Whether your child wants to use the summer months to get ahead or catch up on missed lessons, tutoring in Long Grove can help them reach their academic goals. The Tutoring Center, Long Grove offers a number of academic programs that can target your child's needs. To learn more about these and to schedule your free diagnostic assessment, contact them at (847) 383-5654.

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