Summer “brain drain” is a valid concern this time of year and you want to avoid it. Where do you start? Keep your child structured by keeping to a schedule, even though it’s summer. Following are some subject-specific suggestions for your child to make learning enjoyable and fun:
MATH -pick a sports team to follow and chart their stats; keep a thermometer outside and track the temperature; do some cooking and measure ingredients
WRITING – make a calendar and draw pictures on it and list daily events; start a scrapbook and put small descriptions under the photos; write letters to a child at camp and have them write back
SOCIAL STUDIES -talk to mature residents in the neighborhood and compare notes from the past to now; draw a map of places for an upcoming vacation and color in the states as you see their “Welcome To…” signs; research different countries then visit an ethnic grocery related to the same place and try its food
READING – set an example and let your child see YOU reading; join a summer reading program at the local library; have an older sibling read aloud to younger ones
At Back to Basics, we have many ways to avoid summer brain drain. We offer 1-on-1 instruction in 60 subjects, including summer math and summer reading for assistance with school-assigned reading lists. Small group classes are also availavle for study skills and SAT prep for the October test. Remedial, maintenance and enrichment levels are available, so summer is a great time to fill in the gaps, keep the skills learned throughout the year, or get ahead.
We also offer state-approved summer school for grades 1-8 and makeup and original credit courses for grades 9-12. Call or visit our website today and avoid brain drain this summer. You’ll be glad you did come September!
For more information visit Back to Basics Learning Dynamics or call 302-594-0754.
For 25 years, Back to Basics has been recognized as the area’s undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring. In addition, the firm offers a unique Delaware private school for grades K-12 and a Private Business and Trade School for adults. Back to Basics is the 2010 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.