Don’t let learning be lost in the shuffle during the summer months
Summer is a great time to relax and have fun, especially for children who just finished a school year. And if you’re not careful, that’s all they’ll do. Now that today’s kids are flush with devices, it’s easy to fall behind in an area that parents need to pay attention to: summer learning.
For preschoolers and school-aged children alike, it’s about new mental and physical skills and goal-setting. These not only prepare children for school success, but also for better interactions at home. What goals are you setting for children during the summer? What new skills can they learn before school starts again in the fall?
Development is particularly important to children in transition, either to a higher age group with new expectations or to a new school with changing experiences altogether.
There are many summer reading programs and children can also find time to study things that interest them. As summer winds down, parents should begin talking about the upcoming school environment and maybe even start introducing some topics they may see in the new school year.
Summer is a great time to take ownership, such as caring for their own items, doing chores and working on complex, multi-step tasks.
But while it’s important to keep learning and honing skills during the summer, it is, after all, summer! Kids need to time to be kids, but that doesn’t mean going development don’t have to stand opposite each other. You support their fun times and get in that much-needed learning at the same time.
Best of Both Worlds at Ninja Zone
Development and fun go hand in hand at NinjaZone. With more than 275 locations nationwide, NinjaZone provides programs where children of all ages and skill levels can pick up new skills, become more confident, get valuable exercise all while having fun with friends.
NinjaZone combines the coordination, creativity and balance of gymnastics with strength and agility attributes to create programs for all ages and skill levels. From Baby Ninjas (walkers to age 3) all the way to our Ninjas at age 11, your child will learn and develop while channeling that summer energy into fun!
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