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.
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