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DealDash Kids: Stop Summer Learning Loss

DealDash Here we are in the summertime, and a big problem plaguing kids is summer learning loss. Here are some tips from DealDash to stop the loss before it starts!

Summertime is a great time for kids to be able to cut loose away from school. Unfortunately, it can also set back their learning by a month or more. You don’t want to make going back to school more difficult for your child. Here are some simple way to stop learning loss, from DealDash.

Reading is Fun

You need to make reading a top priority. Use any opportunity that you can to get your kids reading. You will find that if you are able to do this you will see your kids will have a much simpler time transitioning back into school when summer is over. My daughter likes to read to other people – me, her baby brother, and even the cats. It’s much more fun to read to someone than read alone.

Homework All Summer (Sorry, Kids)

Coming up with some fun homework for your kids is also something that you should be thinking about doing. You should do some fun science projects, or book reports, or anything that will be fun and a learning experience for your kids. Depending on where you live your child’s teacher might have sent home some work to do over the summer. You can also find some fun and educational activities on your library’s website.

Make it a Learning Experience

Take every chance that you can get to turn something into a learning experience. For example, you can go to the zoo and have your kids do a report on their favorite animal. You could also come up with some fun art projects or take an opportunity to see a history museum. Depending on your library, many offer free passes to kid’s educational places such as the Children’s Museum.

Just Ask!

Simply ask your kids what they would like to do to keep learning alive during the summertime. You will find that they will likely have some pretty cool ideas that will help to keep learning fun for them so that you will not have to worry about them getting behind. Asking your kids for ideas is a great way to keep them involved in their learning. My daughter likes to play games with flashcards and write little stories in a notebook. Your kids probably have a few good ideas as well. Just ask!

Thanks for Reading

So keep these tips in mind when you are looking for ways to stop learning loss in your kids over the summer. Then you will feel so much better in the fall when they return back to school. With all the fun and learning that they can do it would be a wonderful opportunity for them to take advantage of this summer.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on ways to stop summer learning loss. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Goes to School

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Depending on where you live, today is a popular day for the first day of school. Here are some helpful hints for you and your kids.

In my area, today is the first day of school. Some kids love school, but others are a little more reluctant. My son, who is in second grade this year, is definitely one of the reluctant ones. School has been very tough for him, he has some learning disabilities, and has had to repeat a grade already. Since things are so tough, I have been working on some strategies to make life a little easier on us. I’d like to share those strategies with you, in case you have a reluctant little one, as well.

  • Repetition. With any task that you find unpleasant, repetition is the key to prepare yourself for the tasks ahead. My son wakes at the exact same time, eats the same breakfast, goes to the bus at the same time, etc. etc. etc. Every single day, Monday through Friday. There is no variation in the schedule, no surprises, so he knows exactly what to expect on a school day. This is an especially good tactic to follow with younger kids, or kids on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Don’t procrastinate. When you procrastinate before doing an unpleasant task, like homework, it seems like the task just gets bigger and bigger the longer you wait. That’s why it’s important to do homework with the kids as soon as they get off the bus. There will be time for snacks, chores, and playtime later, but homework comes first.
  • Keep organized. Try to find a dedicated space for your kids to store all of their school and homework supplies, backpacks, and other school items. It’s also helpful to make a dedicated space for them to put notes from the teacher, permission slips, and things that the parent needs to see/sign, daily. I personally got a decorative chalkboard that had clips on it, and the kids can clip any “must see” items to it when they come home from school.

If you’re looking for storage items to keep your things organized, be sure to check DealDash first. DealDash has many useful storage solutions. Just click this link here and it will take you to DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding, everyone!

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