How to help prevent your child experiencing ‘learning loss’ in the six-week summer holidays
As parents start to think about the six-week summer holidays, many parents worry about their child showing some learning loss when they return to school in September. This is especially the case after long periods of school disruption due to covid-19. However, filling your summer with educational activities is easier than you think! Here are a few activities you can your child can do that are fun and educational:
On those hot summer days, you and your child can cool off at a museum; most have interactive sections where children can play as well as learn.
Pack a picnic and visit a historical landmark; historic sites can teach about important dates in history, and people that made an impact in that area. We are blessed in North Yorkshire with many great sites on our doorstep.
Camps that Provide Enrichment Programmes
Local summer camps may offer enrichment programmes your child would be interested in. Camps can also help your child develop independence and meet new friends.
Taking a stroll around your local town or visiting a nearby city gives your child exposure to a different environment where they can see similarities and differences to their own living environment.
Zoos offer a place to learn about animals and their natural habitats through different exhibits.
Just like the zoos, aquariums can offer interesting facts about aquatic animals as well as fun and interactive activities to do for the child.
Art Galleries can be interesting to see great pieces of art in all sorts of mediums; they can also display historical pieces of information about the eras regarding the works of art.
Your local library can teach your child about any subject they are interested in learning more about! Finding books, they are interested in can help them practice their reading skills before heading back to school in the Fall.
Visiting national parks can be a great place to learn about nature and the park itself. They can hold a great deal of information and an exciting change of scenery.
Farms can be a great place to learn about animals and how they are cared for; children can sometimes pet animals and help out with the daily farm activities.
Kumon maths and English students in Harrogate continue to learn right throughout the summer holidays. Our centre is open as normal for 4 of the 6 weeks in the holiday, and our Kumon students continue with their daily routine of work. Of course, our children enjoy a good break, go on holidays, and have days out too. But their 20-40 minutes of typical study each day helps ensure they return to school in September in an excellent place academically.
If you would like to find out more about how Kumon can help your child, get in touch and take part in our one-week FREE TRIAL which runs throughout May.