It’s that time of the year again, when children are done with school and forget everything they’ve learned throughout the school year. It has been shown that children loose up to two months of what they have learned during the year. Further studies have illustrated that children progress slightly in reading but fall far behind when it comes to their math skills. So how can you prevent this from happening?
Assess your child’s needs. You’ve most likely been helping with homework so you may know where they struggle but if not ask them what they need to work on. Another resource is their teacher!
Make sure your child is reading books that challenge them! A lot of times children will pick books that are easy for them to read or that they have memorized. Go to your local library and see if they have any reading contests going on during summer. Also check with their teachers, they may have given them a summer reading list as a way to help them retain information.
Set aside time to review math concepts. Since this area is a known challenge once they get back to school it may be a good idea to pick up some math skills books. There are also computer games and apps for iPad’s that can help. A recent study came out stating that every 11 days is a good guideline to follow for how often math should be reviewed to retain their skills.
Let kids explore interests that don’t fit the curriculum. Have you ever noticed your child found something at a museum to be extremely cool but they have yet to learn about it in school? Bring that excitement back into their life. If your child likes dinosaurs, books or activities about paleontology or archeology might be fun.
Chiropractic Care! When we have proper nerve flow we are more apt to remember the skills we posses and be able to use those skills in everyday life. In other words, adjustments make you smarter!
P.S. Studies being done on adults are finding that we also suffer from Summer Learning Loss! Get adjusted and keep your body/brain functioning at it’s best so you don’t suffer from memory loss this summer too!