Avoiding the Winter Blues

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 2.31.15 PMAvoiding the Winter Blues

Before we know it, Winter Break will be here.  Here are some suggestions to help avoid learning loss over the two week break.

Read:  Seems this is forgotten with the lure of new toys but it is essential to pick up a book.  Encourage your child to read independently or take advantage of those extra hours with them and read to them.Write thank you notes:  Reading and writing go hand in hand.  Sit down and help them write a simple thank you

to Grandma or Uncle Joey for those wonderful socks!  Got a Kindergartener or pre-schooler that is still working on their name?  Have them add their name to a thank you that you wrote.

Dear Grandma,  Thank you for the socks.  Love, Amanda

Traveling:  Play “I spy” or the “license plate game”  Find letters on cars, signs, billboards.  Listen to a book on tape and talk about what you’re hearing.  Who can come up with the most words that start with… or rhyme with…

Play games:  Break out Monopoly, Memory, Chutes and Ladders, etc.  Any game teaches sportsmanship, taking turns, counting, reading, holding one’s attention.

Most importantly, enjoy these moments together with your children! 🙂

Mrs. Reynolds      Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 2.29.45 PM

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