Friday, 21 August 2015

Reading Eggs Filling The Summer Learning Gap #competition

We are nearing the last week before many children go back to school, you might be a bit worried they are rusty after so long without formal lessons.  The last thing you want is your child feeling anxious about the things they have forgotten, so it might be an idea to brush up on some learning activities before their first week.  Sadly the summer learning loss is a real thing for those who have not carried on with some element of structured learning over the holidays.

I had quite grand plans to do lots (stack of learning books, lots of lessons to cover on Reading Eggs and books from the library) but with holidays, family visiting and playdates much of it has fallen by the wayside.  Fortunately though with my Reading Eggs subscription in place and accessible at any time I can soon encourage my youngest especially to crack on with his reading.

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Apparently that loss is estimated to be equal to about 1 month (Cooper 1996), so I guess its crucial to try and support your child as much as possible to claw back some of the loss.  Otherwise September sadly will end up being the month of catch up rather than advancement if we do not help with the learning gap.

If you have not tried Reading Eggs before now would be an ideal time, they have a 5 week free trial ending on the 30th of September that will really help your child with a smoother transition back to school by following the clear and engaging Reading Eggs and Mathseeds lessons.

Additionally I am giving away a year’s subscription to both Reading Eggs and Mathseeds to give your child a welcome boost to learning.  If you do not have a huge amount of time its handy having a programme like this children can follow without too much involvement by yourself.  To enter this giveaway please ensure you fill out the form below by the 19th of September.

Win a years subscription to Reading Eggs and Mathseeds

58 comments:

  1. We have tried to do learning in fun ways!

    Ashleigh

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  2. We have been reading lots, but no other formal learning.

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  3. Claire Elizabeth Noke21 August 2015 at 22:37

    we have - but in fun ways :)

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  4. We've had lots of car journeys and have been doing simple sums to pass the time.

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  5. Reading for relaxing in our home and for fun xxx

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  6. Not really as my son starts school in September, but next Summer we will.

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  7. I had great intentions of making sure the kids kept up their reading and writing but we have been having too much fun!!!!

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  8. We've done a lot of reading, but not much else! Naughty mummy!

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  9. We have been doing reading and fun maths and tell the time games on ipad

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  10. My sons only 2 and a half but he loves listening to me read to him and he tells me all about the pictures. I hope his enthusiasm continues!

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  11. My daughter would love this if I win it for her

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  12. We have tried to learn in a fun way, especially phonics as my son did not pass his year 1 test - to be fair he is the youngest in his class

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  13. We did not do any learning over the holidays but my daughter went on a trip everyday with her out of school club and visited castles, museums and parks etc so I class this as a different kind of education of a cultural & social kind.

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  14. We have been doing a little maths and English homework a few times a week. I'm lucky that my daughter loves doing it!

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  15. Sharon Hopkinson27 August 2015 at 12:52

    Reading, adding things up when we're out and about.

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  16. we have been reading doing crossword puzzles and letting daughter do the costs of things when needed

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  17. Lots of reading and visiting places

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  18. We have done some reading over the summer holidays.

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  19. We did the local libraries read a thon

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  20. Learning through exploring different places

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  21. we home educate so we have our breaks at different times

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  22. I would say that it hasn't been formal learning but lots of fun things

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  23. we've been learning about the outside world!

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  24. Loads of reading and we took those sort of educational work books abroad with us, but not sure much got done really ;)

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  25. I am guilty for not really sitting down with my daughter to do much reading, writing etc over the holidays but we have done lots of travelling.

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  26. My son has been revising for his SATS

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  27. lots of trips to museums for some hands on learning

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  28. Yes, I've learned logic, and archaeology.

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  29. Yes we checked on Oracle and have been looking at Nature and completed lots of reading and arts & crafts based on the hungry caterpillar

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  30. No structured learning but I like to think that my son's knowledge has grown through the activities we have done.

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  31. We have been learning by visiting new places.

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  32. Lots of reading and library visits!

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  33. We did the reading challenge at the library.

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  34. We visited France this summer so our whole family did a lot of French language learning. This is just what my seven year old needs at the moment to improve her maths and reading.

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  35. My 5 year old said "I'm on holiday, I don't have to do any learning"! He does enjoy reading though so we managed to keep that up over the holidays. Thinking about it, there were lots of ad hoc learning opportunities over the summer - looking at wildlife we stumbled across for example.

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  36. We have done some reading but not much else

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  37. our little girl 7 is struggling at school so she had a homework pach to do over the summer was just going over sounds and some maths worksheets

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  38. we joined the libary reading challenge- these are great

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  39. We went over my daughters words and did some reading

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  40. We've done lots. We raised butterflies and learnt our single phonics

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  41. I did the trial with Reading Eggs over the summer - my daughter loved it. She kept asking to play the ant game!

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  42. My grand-daughter is three and just now her learning is mainly reading and drawing.She's as bright as a button and can spell out words and then understand what the letters say.Her mummy is an artist and she is obviously going to be very good too,she already draws people with hair,eyes,mouth,arms,legs and feet,Quite an achievement for a child of her age x

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  43. Have fun reading,you take in more.

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  44. trying to read but constant battle

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  45. We've done a lot of reading this summer but not much else x

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  46. just story's at bed time and baking

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  47. we tried to do a little bit of maths as that the area my 5 year old i behind in most, but laregly i let him have fun!

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  48. used reading eggs to get older grandson to enjoy reading, it is a great fun way to learn.

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