Avoiding 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! 🙂
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