If you’ve noticed a decline in engagement as summer approaches and the school year winds to a close, you’re not alone. Staying focused whether the weather is nice and a break is just around the corner is a common challenge for students and often even more challenging for parents.
Steps You Can Take
Don’t be alarmed by the trend of disengagement at the end of the school year; there are a few steps you can take to help your child finish the school year strong:
- Stay on schedule. Keep your child’s bedtime and morning routines and scheduled right until the last day of the school, and avoid significant variance during the summer months. It can be tempting to stretch out bedtime a little later during the last weeks of the school year and trash routines during summer, but it’s not worth it in the long run.
- Provide a healthy breakfast. Providing a balanced breakfast is vital in keeping your child energized and focused throughout the school day during the last months of school.
- Teach your child the importance of follow-through. Spend one-on-one time teaching your child how impactful it can be if they fizzle out this late in the game. Remind them how important follow-through will be in all phases of their life.
- Schedule a professional evaluation of their reading skills. A professional reading tutor can thoroughly evaluate their reading skills and assist them in maintaining and even advancing their reading level during those challenging spring and summer months. Reading is a core competency that direct affects a student’s potential in every class and even their career someday. Read Smart provides a free comprehensive reading evaluation and ongoing tutoring to advance their reading skills and potential.
The Benefits of Intervention
Parents who go the extra mile to keep their child engaged at the end of the school year often notice that their children are better able to maintain their knowledge over the summer. This can promote positive self-esteem, success in the new school year, engagement throughout summer, and potential for growth and advancement in their future.
Schedule your free reading evaluation with Read Smart today!