GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the summer turns toward back-to-school time, one National Heritage Academies (NHA) educator and leader offers advice on creating a summer learning program that works for your family situation.
Dean of Special Education and Intervention at NHA’s Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy, Megan Dziedzic coordinates a summer learning program for students. She has advice for parents who need guidance in keeping their children engaged in basic math and reading skills over the summer months.
“Families need to make summer learning work for them. It should not be overwhelming,” Dziedzic said. “Set a schedule, make it a part of the routine. Maybe it’s right after breakfast. Read for 20 minutes, so it’s anticipated and consistent. Be sure to set attainable goals, so that everyone feels successful. Most importantly, make it fun.”
Other suggestions from Dziedzic are:
- Practice math fast facts, fluency is needed at all levels. Have your student practice quick facts while driving, or waiting in line.
- Pair reading and writing. After your student is done reading, have them write about their favorite part. Writing is an important skill in every grade.
- Play board or card games as a family. Many games