Has your child announced the dreaded “I’m bored!” yet? With most of summer break behind us, I won’t be surprised if they had. Most children – and parents – find that ten weeks of summer break is simply too much.
WiloStar3D Online Homeschooling Academy follows a fairly traditional school calendar, but we do encourage flexibility – this is after all the beauty of homeschooling and of e-learning! Part of this flexibility is the option to choose to study during summer break.
If your child is bored, or if you feel that they could benefit from reviewing last year’s material before they start the next school year, you should definitely encourage them to use at least part of their day for learning during the summer.
We recommend that children use summer break to review material that was previously learned and make sure they are ready for the next school year. Of course, summer homeschooling can be accomplished in many different ways, including reading, researching subjects on the Internet and solving math problems. Your summer homeschooling does not have to be tied to the curriculum – after all, it’s summer.
We find that children who spend at least part of summer break reviewing material are much more prepared for the next school year. However, we wouldn’t push the subject. You want learning to be fun, and if your child feels that they are “cheated” out of summer break, you won’t really accomplish anything.
Remember that summer offers lots of learning opportunities, including trips to the beach, visits to the museum and to the library, going to concerts and to the theater, and more.