A great way to improve learning at every age is through the magic of music. You see, certain kinds of music can actually stimulate your child’s higher cognitive functioning and help their development.
The move to high school is the biggest shift your child will go through in their school career and requires new academic and social skill sets. You can ensure a seamless transition by taking some time over the summer to prepare your child for what lies ahead.
Do you spend most of your time nagging? If your child has ever received a report card that was less than stellar, or you think they just aren’t fulfilling their potential, you may need a little help with motivation. A lack of motivation doesn’t just affect their grades, it can cause them to be disorganized, to forget their chores and to always feel bored, especially over the summer holidays. Now with these helpful tips, you can instill a sense of self-motivation that will propel them towards success.
One of the biggest influences on your child’s growing frame is their backpack. The weight and position of a backpack not only determines their posture, but can actually cause long-term injury. Picking the right backpack will offer them the support they need and may mitigate back and neck problems in the future. If your child has had the same backpack for a while, it may be time to choose a new one that offers them the support they need.
Mobile phones are the most pervasive teenage distraction and nowhere are they more disruptive than in the classroom. Not only are texting teens not paying attention to the teacher, but ringing phones can bring a lecture to an abrupt halt and disturb other students as well. However, some inventive teachers are harnessing the substantial power of the cellphone to help augment lessons rather than detract from them.
If your child is doing a little extra learning this summer to catch up or to move ahead of the class, they have a number of options available to them. We look at the pros and cons of each approach to help you make the choice that will help them succeed.
The skills that really great independent learners require are vital life skills that all students can benefit from having. Skills like organisation, time management, task initiation, focused attention and memory are part of this skill set. These skills extend to social situations like controlling your behavior, being flexible and organizing and executing planned activities.
It’s summer vacation and if your visions of happy kids enjoying the warm weather outside or idyllic afternoons spent riding bikes and gazing at the clouds have given way to constant arguing and never-ending protestations of “I’m bored!” we have a little help for you. Our list of great activities that don’t cost a fortune will keep those young brains active while restoring the peace and quiet to your lives.
If your child is struggling a little to keep up, or if you want to give them a boost to get to the head of the class, summer tutoring will not only give them the help they need, it also prevents the summer slide. During the summer, students can lose up to 30% of the math and reading gains they made over the previous year. Just a couple of hours a week can really make a difference, but how do you go about choosing a tutor that will really make a difference.
Sure you were cool once but that, according to your teen, was around the time brontosauruses still roamed the earth. Most parents of teenage children will know that communication is tough at the best of times, but if you aren’t even using the same vocabulary, things could be twice as confusing. Here are a few phrases and internet acronyms that should help to level the playing field a little.