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The Summer Slide is real. Children’s academic abilities reduce over the summer holidays.

Below are few tips to help your child avoid the regression!

Reading:

Read every day.  Visit your local library, read newspapers and information boards at tourist sites.

Writing:

Try setting up a blog for your child where they can tell their story

Enriching a family holiday:

Take the opportunity to explore your surroundings.  Learn about the plants and animals you might encounter, or discover other people’s stories.

Cook with your child:

Reading and understanding recipes is a fun and easy way to help your child follow directions.  Perhaps you could make a book of favourite family recipes

Listen to Audio Books:

If your holiday includes time spent in the car, put on an audio book.

Plant a Garden:

Your child will gain a sense of responsibility as they watch their plants grow.

Learn a New Word Each Week:

See who can use it the most times

Scavenger Hunt:

Make a list of items your child has to find, some easy, some more difficult.  This can be done at home, in familiar surroundings, or whilst on holiday.

Teach Younger Children:

Teaching a skill can really help cement it and encourages siblings to connect on an academic level.

Researching a Family Trip: 

Your child could look at prices, the route to be taken, how to travel to the destination and available activities

Play Board Games:

Games such as chess and monopoly teach maths and reasoning together.

 

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