When they’re out of school, the last thing on most kids’ minds is improving their reading and writing skills. However, this allows for brain drain. Kids can benefit from some extra reading and writing practice while school is out. The trick is to make it fun and as unlike school as possible.
Many summer school programs in elementary schools are for enrichment and for extra practice. Some students look forward to extending the school year, but in general, students are ready for school to be over. It is important to plan fun summer school activities and provide motivation for kids.
With all the fun packed into summer days from camps to vacations to swimming pools, when will your child practice all the writing skills he or she learned during the year? In order to retain writing skills, students need to practice during the summer, too. Here’s an idea on how.