Summer is a time for road trips, sunshine, camps and time away from school for most students, but it can also be a "brain drain." If students don't actively engage in learning, there is a risk of knowledge and skills loss. It's important for parents to keep children's minds active during these months so they remain sharp for re-enrollment in the fall. Here are tips to help you beat the summer brain drain!
Reading is a fantastic way to keep your child engaged. Whether it's a comic book or a K-5 chapter book, encouragement to read can make a difference. Try to make it fun by turning reading into a game, joining a community storytime or competition like a reading challenge or a book scavenger hunt.
Another great way to keep your child's mind active is through hands-on activities. You can cook or bake together. You could also build model trains or go bird watching together. These activities are fun and help to develop analytical skills and boost creativity.
Almost every child enjoys field trips and they are a great way to keep your student's mind active during the summer. Try a trip to the local museum, the zoo or the aquarium. Even a trip to the library can be turned into an adventure (see scavenger hunt idea above). Outings like these provide a ton of learning opportunities. Check out our second graders taking a trip to the Rawlings Botanical Garden.
By incorporating these tips into your summer routine, you can help your child beat the summer brain drain and return to school in the fall ready to learn and grow. As a tuition-free public charter school in Baltimore, Creative City has a special interest in K-5 early education and development.
We are a one-of-a-kind school that encourages year-round learning. Whether it’s through our curriculum or out of school hours, we want to help students stay on track. For more information or to enroll, visit our website at www.creativecityschool.org.
About Creative City Public Charter School
Creative City Public Charter School is a dynamic K-5 elementary school with caring educators. We engage our students in a placed-based learning environment using the city of Baltimore as a cultural and civic foundation. Our approach is creative yet challenging; and our tuition-free public school encourages out-of-the-box thinking alongside the pursuit of each student’s personal, highest academic potential. Enroll your child today!