If you are doing the ‘should we, shouldn’t we?’ dance around the idea of sending your child to summer camp, here are a few things to consider. Summer camps can be a wonderful growth opportunity for your children where they can acquire new talents, develop their social skills and have a more meaningful experience.
Immersion schools enable students to excel in more than one language and may contribute to cognitive development. But immersion schools also pose a number of challenges for both parents and students that families should be aware of before embarking on an immersion education.
If your child is only just keeping up or if you want them to get ahead, the summer slide can wreak havoc on the gains they have made over the past academic year. You see, studies show that kids can lose up to 30% of their math and reading abilities over the long summer break. Instead of having a summer that leaves your child further behind, use this valuable time to catch up, fill in those missing building blocks and forge ahead of the class. Just a couple of hours of in-home tutoring a week can see your child level up a grade by next semester.
What two words have the power to strike fear into the hearts of parents the world over? Summer Vacation. One way both you and your family can enjoy all the time your kids will spend at home is to have a roster of planned activities that will keep them active mentally and physically and keep the dreaded; “I’m bored!” at bay.
Too much screen time and studying have an adverse effect on our eyesight and may result in myopia (shortsightedness) over time. In Asia, myopia has become somewhat of an epidemic and 80 to 90% of students are afflicted with short-sightedness by the time they leave school.
At some point in their school careers, most parents are faced with a teacher’s strike. It’s essential that you use this time to help your kids catch up with their academics. You see, most courses are foundational which means that each year builds on the skills and information taught in previous years. Teachers don’t have time to go back and reteach work from previous grades, so your child may fall behind. Use the time a teacher’s strike affords to not only catch up, but move ahead of the class.
Studies show that while some children have an innate sense of compassion, it is a valuable character trait that we can teach and develop for all children. Being compassionate makes you a more considerate and caring individual and this will help your children to feel part of their communities and contribute positively. There are simple ways you can help your children to develop a sense of compassion and caring for themselves and for others.
t’s time to start planning a special day for your mother to show her just how much you appreciate all that she does for you. While you can buy gifts (or make your own), it’s the personal touches that let her know just how much you love her. Here are some great ideas for making Mother’s Day special.
If you have a student who is agonizing over what to study, where to study or what to do with their lives, then you will know that it seems so unfair for them to have to make decisions about the rest of their lives at a time when they are least qualified to do so. One way to give them a little more life experience and maturity is to recommend a gap year.
Before you emerge from your winter hibernation to enjoy the summer, there’s just one more hurdle to overcome; Final Exams. A phrase that is able to strike fear into even the bravest heart. That’s why we are bringing you good news. If you work smarter, not harder, you can get better grades with less study time.