This year’s summer break is certainly unlike those of the past. Not only does there seem to be a great deal of uncertainty as to what next year is going to look like in terms of going back to school, but many parents have been left without some of the educational supports on which they depend. If you’re looking to help your child stay on track – or even make up for lost time – this summer, you’ll need to consider how you can create a supportive environment for your child.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your child on track this summer is to maintain some kind of schedule. Especially important for those children who have significant learning differences, creating a schedule that gives your child specific parts of the day devoted to learning can help your child make the transition into summer a bit easier.
There are more resources for at-home learning out there than ever, so make sure that you look at them. Your school district, for example, might have a number of different links on its webpages to different educational games or curriculums that can help your child. It’s also a good idea to search out educational resources that hew close to your child’s own interests in order to provide him or her with support.
The most important thing you can do is to stay engaged. The summer is a great time for learning, but not all of that learning needs to be academic. Figure out what your child is interested in and look for ways to provide support at home. Whether this means seeking out online tours of museums or building robots, it’s important that your child gets to have some say in how he or she learns this summer.