fun learning activities for kids
Both children and parents enter a new school year full of expectation and many of those expectations will be met and great successes will abound. But sadly, back to school can be a source of great frustration for our visual students. Sitting still and listening can be hard, especially for kids that need to see, touch and do in order to learn effectively.
Many of the ideas that I have shared with you throughout our summer Brain Drain series are excellent tools for your visual learner to use throughout the school year to reinforce those new concepts that they will inevitably be learning, and possibly having difficulty grasping.
Summer brain drain can amount to a significant learning loss, as much as 2 ½ months per student, with the biggest losses in math and reading. Consistent summer losses can cause a child to be 2 years behind their peers by 6th grade. By 9th grade, summer losses are considered responsible for 2/3 of the achievement gap. Let’s consider our visual kids. Many of them have already been struggling in school and can’t afford any leaks.