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Preparing for Back to School

extracurricular activities to prepare kids for back to school

It may seem early to start thinking about the dreaded ‘S’ word…..back to school and back to routine. If you’ve been enjoying your summer and making outside fun a priority, it’s not too late to catch up on some summer extracurricular learning. Children can lose up to an average of 2 months of reading and writing skills, which means September is spent more on relearning than getting ahead. Many of your 5C tutors are parents as well and we’ve come up with some great ideas to keep your child ahead.

KEEP A JOURNAL – Have your child write about some of the activities they’ve done during the summer. This is a great way for your child to work on their vocabulary skills and spelling while writing about something he/she enjoys.

CALCULATE TIPS – Next time your family eats out, help your child estimate the total bill based on price per item and then determine the tip amount.

HOST A LEMONADE STAND – What a great way to help your child with simple math by having to add up money and give back change. Your child won’t even know they are doing math!

GET IN THE KITCHEN – Have your child read through some recipes and come up with a list of ingredients to create a meal. Reading and writing complete!

GROCERY SHOP – Dictate your grocery list and have your child write the items down. At the store, have your child look at prices to determine the best deal on each item.

CREATE A SUMMER PROJECT – Get a group of kids together and have them come up with a creative project. This can involve coming up with a list of tools required, amount of material needed and how to execute their plan. For idea’s on summer projects for kids check out this Pinterest board.

What activities do you currently use to keep your kids brains active? Share below!

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