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The new school season is right around the corner and now is the time to start preparing for getting back on schedule. We always stay busy during the summer months, traveling and enjoying family time. Although we try to avoid the summer slide, it happens.
Ways to Fight Against Summer Slide
Kids enjoyed over two months of summer break from school and now they need to polish up on their lessons they may have forgotten. The summer slide refers to sliding backward from the previous year’s achievements during a long break.
Set Up a Study Schedule
The first step to beating the summer slide is getting back on schedule. Beyond setting aside homework time, allow extra time for reading and studying to play catch up and move ahead. Start with books on their previous reading level and move up as they show progress. By creating a schedule your child knows what is expected of them and you avoid unnecessary frustration.
Make Learning Fun
Use flashcards, activity books, and games to make learning fun. When my kids were learning to read we played games in the car that involved reading road signs. Any way that you can make learning fun and keep kids engaged, helps.
Another great way to retain information is through music. There are several songs made to help memorize educational facts.
Use Learning Apps
As parents, we may fight against the extended use of electronics, but face it, kids love it. The use of learning apps on a tablet gets kids excited to focus on their study time. From reading through the Kindle app to playing word games to help with spelling, the options are endless. After their homework is done, divide their game/electronic time between educational and leisure games.
Hire a Tutor
Once you have a new schedule created and you pinpoint the subject your child needs the most help in, tutoring may be your best option. In Dallas, Texas the Apollo Tutors personally match your student with a tutor that best fits their learning style and personality.
Their expert tutors are available for all subjects in grades K-12. Apollo Tutors provide you with detailed reports and check-ins during their tutoring process when working with your child. They will help them go from struggling to excelling in their subjects.
You can rest well knowing your student’s GPA will increase thanks to a tutor that has been well vetted by Apollo Tutors with full background checks.