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Education: Avoid Summer Drop Off

Tips to avoid the summer academic drop off.

Schools just out... Woo Hoo say the kids... Boo Hoo say the parents :-

Nothing wrong with some break and down time... but don't let the summer go by without some edcuation and brain function.

Here are some Quick Tips to Avoid Summer Drop Off

  1. Read Daily - the topic and material are less important than the action.  
  2. Write Daily - keep a jounal or log.  Be creative
  3. Draw
  4. Math - basic Math drills are valuable. Times tables for example.
  5. Online - I like www.luminosity.com  some neat online games that keep your mind sharp. There are many that are good
  6. Organize your notes from last school year - Save them.. you may need them again!

    Make a plan. None of this works if it's too random.  Schedule time - 15 minutes 2x daily for example to stay sharp academically

    For more tips contact Dr Steven Greene at mAke the grAde AcAdemic services.  215 540 TEST.  sgreene@makethegrade.net 

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Chris Butler July 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Hours of reading/story time? Hours?
Dr Steven Greene July 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM
@Chris... my suggestion is 15-30 minutes depending on age / reading level. Consistency is more important than overall time.
Dr Steven Greene July 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM
@Dresher Mom... agreed... many excellent resource sites out there. I like www.luminosity.com as well for example. There is also a lot of software that you can buy that is both age appropriate and interesting to children.

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