Summer School 2014: Keeping Your Child Academically Engaged

Photo: Contributed Engaging your child during the summer break can prevent months of academic loss, especially in the areas of reading and math.

Story Highlights

  • After the pressures of GSAT, CSEC and other exams children and parents are more than grateful for the unstructured play and downtime summer break presents.
  • Students who are not stimulated over the summer break can lose from two to three months in reading and math.
  • Here are 10 economical and fun ways to keep your child academically engaged during the summer

After the pressures of GSAT, CSEC and other exams children and parents are more than grateful for the unstructured play and downtime summer break presents.

Unfortunately, children who do not remain academically engaged over the summer lose some of the learning they received in the previous school year. Students who are not stimulated over the summer break can lose from two to three months in reading and math. In fact summer break is one of the most important, and least acknowledged, causes of underachievement in schools.

Now, how do you, as a parent or guardian prevent this from happening to your child or children? Here are 10 economical and fun ways to keep your child academically engaged during the summer…READ MORE 

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