Don’t Let Your Child Fall Behind This Holiday Season

Dec 22, 2016 | Gilbert

The holiday season is around the corner, and that means several things for your child. Their excitement for the break over the holidays and holiday presents is near its peak, and the odds of falling behind in their course work is also quite high. During the holiday breaks, it is extremely probable that your child will not be practicing reading, writing, and mathematics. Studies show that math skills are some of the first to be lost over the course of these long breaks – children’s mathematical skills are lost at a rate nearly twice as fast as that of other subjects.

 

It is a phenomenon known as ‘learning loss, and it can affect children who already have learning difficulties. That means if your child already needs help with math, seeking additional support during the holiday breaks would be a wise idea. If they do not hone their skills during this time away from school, they may fall further behind the rest of their class. So what can you do to ensure that your child does not fall behind this holiday season?

 

  • Before     the holiday break begins, ask your child’s teacher what areas your child could use some additional attention on.

  • Brainstorm and research a few learning activities to ensure that it does not seem like they are just doing more school work during their break. Educational workbooks are an outside resource similar to something they might find in class, but different enough that they will notice a difference.     

  • Visit locations your child already enjoys and turn these visits into learning experiences. Museums, zoos, and other fun places do not have to be solely about history –though they can if your child needs them to be. Turn these outings into literary adventures and math explorations.     

  • Take your child to the library. Countless books are available to engage your child in various ways. Take multiple trips to not only learn the full process of checking out books, but to really find the materials that will be most helpful to your child.     

  • Enroll     in a tutoring program. A long hiatus from structured learning can have immense ramifications on your child’s development. As stated earlier, math is generally the area where children struggle the most. Mathnasium is a math instruction facility geared toward one-on-one and small group tutoring. Tutors Working with our highly skilled and knowledgeable Math instructors is  an ideal way to fill in the gaps of structured learning;. Instructors generate less anxiety because the need to impress is left out of the equation,which often happens in case of learning with parents or teachers.    

 

This Holiday season, give the gift of education to your Child!

 

Let Mathnasium Boost your Child's Math Skills and get them ready to feel confident in the upcoming brand New Year! Whether they are great in math or need to catch up, we can help! Give us a call today at (480) 782 - 7987 and Let's Get Started! — at Mathnasium of Gilbert.

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