One big loss from last year was writing. The literal act of writing letters and numbers on paper. This is going to affect all our learners, but especially our kindergarteners and early primary grades. A solid foundation in the early years is essential to learning.
Under normal circumstances, summer can amount to a significant learning loss, as much as 2 1/2 months per student, with the biggest losses in math and reading. However, a year spent distance learning, has created additional concerns about the potential losses that lie ahead.
I know this last school year has been A LOT for all of us, parents, teachers and kids alike. But, if we do nothing else this summer, daily reading needs to continue in order to improve and maintain academic skills over the summer.
Let’s face it, we all could use a summer break from the past year or so. (It’s been challenging, to say the least!) Don’t worry! We’ve got five tips to help parents find the right activities for their children based on their unique interests, abilities and needs.
Spring break is upon us and, it’s exciting to be free from schedules and homework. However, fear strikes when you realize no school means no routines and nothing for the kids to do all day. But have no fear! There are ways to make your time off fun, maybe even fruitful.
One of my favorite self-care ideas is coloring! There is just something about the simplicity of a new coloring book and the smell and excitement of a new box of colored pencils that calms and resets my mind. And the great thing about coloring is that it can be done almost anywhere whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours to devote to it.
I just read that 4 in 10 adults reported increased symptoms of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. That’s a lot of stress to handle while parenting, but it’s also wearing us down mentally and physically. I want to share some ideas for a mental health refresh for us and our kids. Us first.
February is American Heart Month and Young Rembrandts is celebrating with an exclusive, free package of Heart Healthy activities in partnership with ActivityHero, Soccer Stars, Little Medical School, and Taste Buds Kitchen! Have fun with a variety of heart-themed activities including art, fitness, cooking, and science of the heart.