If your preteen is going to summer school this year, there's a lot you can do to help your child make the most of the experience, and enjoy summer vacation at the same time.
Summer school gives children the opportunity to catch up on their studies, get ahead on their studies, or learn something new through an enrichment program. But some children may object to spending part of their summer vacation in the classroom. Here's how you can help your child through summer school while enjoying the summer months.
Stick to Your School Schedule
During the summer months many families adjust their school year schedule, but while your child is in summer school it's important that he maintain his regular bedtime schedule, as well as his normal homework schedule. Be sure your child keeps to his school schedule, so that he's rested and ready to learn.
Have Fun Everyday
If your child has to attend a summer session, he may think that he's missing out on summer fun. But you can help your preteen have fun everyday, and you don't need to spend a lot of money. Be sure you set aside fun time
or play time everyday. Visit the neighborhood pool, take a bike ride around the neighborhood after dinner, or make plans to have your child play with friends.
Keep Foods Healthy
You can help your child make it through the school day by providing healthy and nutritious foods everyday. Make sure he has a healthy breakfast before heading off to school, and pack a nutritious lunch everyday. Be sure to include a water bottle with his lunch, for those hot summer days. Healthy snacks
are also important, as it's likely he'll be hungry when he comes home in the afternoon.
You might be tired of helping your child with homework, but it's important that you help your tween stay on top of his homework responsibilities throughout the school session. If needed, you might consider hiring a tutor to help your child stay on top of his summer homework.
Hold Off on Big Summer Plans
are a special part of enjoying summer vacation, but wait until your child is finished with summer school to make your family plans. It's important for your child to have something to look forward to while he's in class, and when school is over, your entire family will be able to better enjoy the family vacation.