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07/18/2018
If you are looking for ways to help your kids improve their reading and writing skills while enjoying the summer sun, this article is here to help!













There is no denying that the summer weather is the best time for students to get outdoors and enjoy the sun while it’s here. However, Summer is also a great opportunity for them to brush-up on struggle areas or even prepare for the new school year ahead. What if these two could be combined?

Keep Your Kids Learning While They Enjoy the Outdoors?

Below are two great ideas from The Tutoring Center, Spring TX which are a great mixture of learning and enjoying the summer sun!

Writing Picnic

A writing picnic starts in your kitchen by packing anything and everything you will need to enjoy a day out at your local park or picnic area. Don’t forget to pack a few small treats to help the day go by smoothly! Once everything is packed, include a couple of writing pads, some pens, and colored pencils. Now, make your way to the park!

Once you have all had a chance to run around and play on the equipment (we know you want to!), take a rest on your blanket and, instead of taking a nap or playing handheld video games, get to writing!

Let your youngster write about anything and everything they want. Whether it’s a diary entry about the day’s events of a completely made-up story which they have just come up with while sitting down! It doesn’t matter what it is, it just matters that they are writing about something they want to.

If you want to make it a joint-activity, have your youngster write the first paragraph or two of a story, with you writing the next two, and so on until you have a short story completed. Will this method result in a completely silly story which barely makes sense? You bet it will! Will it make everybody laugh and, in turn, your student enjoy the act of writing? It sure will!

Not only can this be a great way to enjoy the sun and writing, it’s also a perfect opportunity for you to identify any learning challenges. For example, if your student struggles with the spelling of common words or with sentence structure, this activity will make it evident, allowing you to address it with some homework help or summer tutoring.

If your student struggles with their spelling or general writing skills, one-to-one tutoring can help. Speak with a tutoring professional at The Tutoring Center, Spring TX by calling (832) 698-4570 to book your free initial diagnostic assessment and to find out more about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring in Spring, TX.

Try a Reading Picnic

It’s no surprise that student’s don’t really enjoy reading. However, many parents are surprised to find out that it isn’t because their student is disinterested in the task, it’s just that their exposure is predominantly reading material their teacher assigned. The best way to break this up is with a reading picnic.

Similar to the tip above, start in the kitchen by packing everything you will all need for a fun day out at the park or picnic spot. However, before you get to the park, make a stop at your favorite bookstore or library and pick up two copies of a book your youngster selects – completely their choice.

When you are at the park and once you have all exhausted yourselves from running around and playing games, settle down under a tree and start reading. However, don’t just read until you both get tired and want to go home. Instead, read your books chapter by chapter. Between each chapter, stop and take a break to enjoy some snacks and discuss the book. Topics like:

  • What has happened so far?
  • Who is your favorite character?
  • What do you think will happen in the next chapter?
  • Or even, what do you think will happen at the end of the book.

If you like, consider making small wagers about what will happen in the next chapter, with whoever guesses correctly winning a small treat.

Again, not only is this a great way for you and your student to enjoy the sun, but it builds a positive connection with reading and affords you the opportunity to identify any reading challenges, such as pronunciation.

One-To-One Tutoring Works

Does your student struggle with reading? Do they have trouble constructing sentences correctly? Summer one-to-one tutoring can help. Call The Tutoring Center, Spring TX today at (832) 698-4570 and book your initial free diagnostic assessment. During your first visit, a learning professional can answer any questions you have about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring and how subject focused tutoring programs can help your child improve their grades and their self-esteem.


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