Our private tutors often hear from parents who are curious as to what their kids should be doing during summer break.
“I want my child to have fun and get the break from school that they deserve, but I also don’t want her to lay around the house playing video games and watching TV all day” said one parent in Tustin. In an effort to ease some of this worry for parents, we’ve put together a list of tips for the end of the school year that will make for a smooth transition into summer break.
Plan a Routine
One of the best things you can do for a child on summer break is provide them with the structure of a daily routine. Daily routines should include physical activity, reading, writing and practicing math concepts. Just because the days are structured does not mean that you can not also schedule time for fun! Each day should include moderate exercise and time outdoors!
It’s important to get your routine mapped out ahead of time before the school year ends so you’re prepared when the time comes.
If you’re planning on enrolling your child in a summer camp, now is the time to pull the trigger. The best camps will fill up fast, so if you haven’t already made your reservation, we recommend doing so as soon as you can.
Before the school year ends, make sure to exchange contact information with the parents of your child’s close friends in case you would like to organize a play date or get together.
If you have kids in high school, it might be time to prompt them to start looking for a part time summer job.
If your kids are still a little young to join the workforce, it is also valuable to plan out some jobs around the house for them to do. It will mean less chores for you, and a sense of responsibility for them. Whether you pay them for these jobs is up to you.
Find a Private Tutor
Even if your child isn’t struggling in school, getting a private tutor to work with them for a few hours a week will ensure that they have a leg up on the next school year.
One of our math tutors in Fountain Valley said “It’s no surprise that the math is the subject that students struggle with the most when returning to school in September. If you exercise every day for 9 months, and then take 3 months off, you would expect to have lost some strength and stamina. It’s the same thing with math. It’s a skill that needs to be continuously developed if you intend to keep up in the fall.”
We hope you’ve found our end of the school year tips useful, and we wish you and your family a happy summer season!