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Winter Break Activities for Children

A few, well-deserved weeks off for the winter holidays are in order for your children soon, but you will want to ensure to avoid winter slide. While not as pronounced as the infamous summer slide, time off over the winter can also result in learning loss and forgetting normal routines. Here are a few ideas to make sure your child stays on track over the break.

Stick with the Last Assignment

Go back to the last topics your child was learning at school and use them as bases for winter activities. Perhaps she can write an essay about the last book she read, or write out and sing the alphabet. Have her prepare a quiz for the family that she can administer during dinner. Look over your child's curriculum and develop a protocol for the winter.

Reading is Learning

The best hobby to instill in your child is reading. Take every opportunity you have to spend time reading with your child, even if they are too big to cuddle. Make reading a family pastime by listening to your favorite actors reading audiobooks. Getting your child interested in reading on her own starts with reading as a family.

Library Visit

Take your children to the library, get them library cards, and have them pick out some books to read over the break. Make sure there is a solid combination of fiction and non-fiction reading. For non-fiction, there is a wealth of possibilities to interest your child, from science to biographies of your child's favorite historical figures. As your child finishes a book, have her give the family a book report on it.

Turn Errands into Learning Opportunities

There is a chance to teach your child something new at every turn. When you go to the store, ask your child to estimate what the bill will be, and how much change you should receive when you pay. If she gets it right, let her keep the change. Cook with her and explain the role of each ingredient in the recipe. The holidays are an opportune time for your child to learn about the family history, and the parts family members played in famous historical events. Teach your child at every opportunity.

For Tutoring in West Caldwell, NJ

Another great activity for your child over the winter break is to start tutoring. At The Tutoring Center in West Caldwell, we offer one-to-one tutoring programs in math, reading, writing, test prep, and more. Learn all you need about us from our webpage and call 862-210-8600 to schedule a free diagnostic assessment. Based on this diagnosis, we can develop a plan tailored to your child's needs. Get started today.


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