Summer Brain Boost
The summer can be a wonderful opportunity to help your child not only enjoy a break from school, but at the same time become a better version of themselves as they enter the new school year. What parent would not want to see their child enter the new school year physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially stronger?
As educators, we take great pride in children’s education. But retention is less often mentioned. Without retention of knowledge, where will your child’s education take them in the future? The solution for ensuring knowledge retention is an age-specific, structured program designed to ensure children learn in an interactive and individualized teaching environment. The key? Consistency.
So, how do I find the best summer learning program for my child? In Making Summer Count, a research project conducted by the Wallace Foundation with the intention of understanding how summer programs can boost learning, the authors cite the following as the most important components of a successful summer learning program:
- Differentiated Instruction
- High-Quality Instruction
- Aligned School-Year and Summer Curricula
- Engaging and Rigorous Programming
- Maximized Participation and Attendance
- Involved Parents
- Evaluations of Effectiveness
Therefore, parents should be looking for a summer program that is an academic camp or a martial arts summer camp or classes. Kids martial arts is designed to build a child from within and assist moms and dads in reaching the goals they have set for them. More specifically, SKILLZ includes daily classroom activities to boost intellectual stimulation over the summer. This means children can enter the next school year even smarter than when they left for the summer break because their working memory and fluid intelligence are expanded into a whole new level of development!