How to Make Learning Fun for Children During the Summer

Summer learning loss, also known as the summer slide, can be detrimental to academic growth for children. After working hard all school year, a few months off from classes can reverse months of learning. While the loss of learning varies from grade level, family income, and subject matter, math and reading skills are often the first skills to decline. With a little bit of preparation, parents can incorporate learning opportunities that are actually fun into the summer so that children can continue to excel in school year after year without worrying about relearning forgotten concepts.

Various enrichment programs such as the math and English programs at Best in Class Education Center, apply foundational concepts to real-world situations all year round. Best in Class is always thinking of ways for students and parents to find new learning opportunities.

Here are six things to add to your summer to do list that will keep kids learning all year round:

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Earth Day Activities & Learning Opportunities

Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day and educate ourselves on the ways we can help protect the environment we live in. While reminding ourselves of ways to contribute to planet Earth, it is a great time to also teach your children about their daily impact on the world – and there are several fun ways to do this!

Best in Class Education Center, which helps K-12 students prepare for academic success through customized educational programs, is always thinking of ways for students and parents to find new learning opportunities.

Here are six ways to incorporate both learning and fun into your Earth Day celebrations this year:

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Spring Break Learning

With spring break quickly approaching, Zach from best in Class Elk Grove went through some ways parents can get their kids involved and learning during the big spring clean.

Source: KMAX Sacramento

Zach from Best in Class Elk Grove shares tips to parents to get kids involved with spring cleaning.

How to Make Spring Cleaning a Learning Opportunity for Your Student

It’s that time of year again; the time to get rid of unnecessary or unwanted items and deep clean all those nooks and crannies of your home that usually go unaddressed. You’ve taken on spring cleaning year after year, but what you may not realize is the learning opportunities it presents for your student. Teaching your children that chores don’t have to be a dreaded obligation, but can be (gasp) fun, will engrain a responsibility that could very well seep into how they approach schoolwork too.

As chance would have it, there are plenty of ways to make spring cleaning an opportunity for your student to learn something new. Best in Class Education, which helps K-12 students prepare for academic success through customized educational programs, rounded up the following activities to gain a new skill or brush up on academic lessons while making your home spick and span.

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Spring Break Kids Work

While Spring Cleaning might not sound like most kids’ idea of “fun,” there are clever ways to get the kids involved. Haishan went over some fun and easy ideas for bringing learning opportunities into the spring cleaning season.

Source: wkyc: Spring Cleaning Kids Work

Haishan shares ways to find learning opportunities for kids in Spring Cleaning activities.

Celebrate the 100th Day of School!

With the hundredth day of school comes cause for celebration as well as an opportunity for some fun games and activities. For your student, one hundred days can feel like a long time, so recognizing their hundred days of productivity and focus helps them gear up for the remainder of the second semester until summer arrives.

Fortunately, there are tons of ways to celebrate the hundredth day of school. Best in Class Education, which helps K-12 students prepare for academic success through customized educational programs, rounded up the following fun activities that all have to do with the number one hundred.

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Keeping Your Child Motivated in School Between Now and Summer

Haishan Peiris, Best in Class owner and center manager, provides tips to keep students motivated in the second half of the school year when kids start feeling the slump. Parents can get kids excited again by being encouraging, keeping them organized, buying them new supples, and finding reasons to celebrate.

Source: Cleveland 19 News: Keeping your child motivated in school between now and summer

Haishan with tips on making learning fun in the second half of the school year.

Get Energized for Second Semester

Alan Hsu, Best in Class Manager, gives tips for energizing students for the second semester. Parents can re-energize students by getting organized and planning ahead, replacing worn out supplies, reassessing extracurriculars, and finding time to celebrate and relax.

Source: KGW8 Portland: Get energized for second semester

Alan provides tips for re-energizing kids for the second semester.

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