Like all skills, reading, writing and critical thinking get rusty with disuse. Over the summer, now that they can put thoughts of homework and enforced learning aside, your child is likely daydreaming about swimming pools and sleeping in. They want freedom and fun.
How do you stave off the possibility they will forget everything they learned?
The answer is: Work with your child’s mental state, not against it.
Reinvigorating a Child’s Love of Learning to Avoid the Summer Slide
Ambition, yes. But also love. Pure enjoyment. The rush of experimentation. The wonder inherent to discovering new ways of thinking or new worlds on a page. Regardless of how you do it, make this summer about stimulating curiosity.
What methods have inspired your children to love learning?
Date: Wednesday, August 30