Families will be preparing to welcome summer break next month, and now is the time to plan summer activities to help students enjoy the time off while still staying academically on track. In this month’s blog, our TVT team is highlighting how families can best support students during the upcoming summer months, by utilizing the variety of services TVT offers to keep learning moving forward.
Importance of Summer Education
Research has proven that continuing academic support and enrichment for students during summer vacation is critical to their progress when the school year resumes. According to Harris Cooper of Duke University.
“It has been proven that children who do not read or stay academically engaged during summer months experience an average loss across reading and mathematics of about one month.”
TVT has a wide variety of services to help supplement education and maintain momentum this summer. We will work together to curate a mix of academic support and enrichment activities to maximize your student’s academic potential.
A testimonial we received about our summer support shows just how much we can help students stay motivated and on-track with their learning:
Supporting your student to keep their skills sharp allows for an easier transition into the next school year and a strong start academically. We have found that by pre-teaching the important curriculum that your student will learn in their next year (especially in math and writing), your student can enter the school year feeling confident and prepared.
Summer Learning Activities
We’re sharing a few of our favorite learning activities that can be integrated into your everyday routine:
- Great Books for Summer Travel – The resource “Great Books for Summer Travel” is a robust collection of summer reads to enrich summer travels so you can toss a great book in your beach bag along with sunscreen! There is something for every genre and age group.
- Five Easy Tips from Reading Rockets – we love these tips from Reading Rockets on how to encourage summer learning such as reading every day, using math every day, getting outside and playing, writing every week, and doing a good deed.
- Using Math Everyday – An article from Harvard University dives into the topic of summer math loss and how to best avoid this. Ideas to integrate math into summer learning include highlighting math in everyday activities, reading short math stories with your student, playing math games, and finding small ways to practice math at home.
We are so excited for everything the summer has to offer and look forward to partnering with your student in support of their important progress. Contact TVT and get your student on the summer learning path. Our entire team wishes you a wonderful summer filled with relaxation, enjoyment, lots of laughter, and fun learning!