Practicable, doable, easy things you can start now to prepare yourself and your child for the back-to-school season.
Parents & families
To help you incorporate summer learning into your summertime activities, we compiled a list of different activities to have fun and encourage learning over the summer. You can access some of those activities through this free downloadable bingo sheet, or check out our list of 20 things your child can do this summer to keep learning!
As we roll through the summer, it’s time to start thinking about how students can be best positioned for success when that first school bell rings. Some grade transitions are more difficult than others, like going from elementary to middle school, but the students who have mastered the following intangible skills will handle any transition more smoothly than their peers.
Understandably, the prospect of your child having to physically attend school over the summer may sound undesirable to both your child and you. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of flexible online options for students of all ages and that bring the opportunity of learning straight to your home. Check out what’s available for your child this summer:
In an age where instant gratification reigns and the virtues of perseverance and steadfastness seem like things of the past, teaching your child the value of setting and achieving goals has become all the more important. While it may seem like a topic for older children, setting goals can actually begin as early as elementary school.
As the school year winds to a close and your child gazes longingly toward the summer months, it is a good time to begin thinking about how to keep him or her learning over the summer in the midst of fun activities that you may have planned. We compiled a list of general tips for you to keep in mind as the summer approaches!
Spring is an optimal time for you and your family—especially your high schoolers—to visit college campuses! College visits are also helpful for children of any age, even elementary school students! It’s never too early to encourage them to begin thinking about college.