Help Your Child Avoid The “Summer Slide”

Help Your Child Avoid The “Summer Slide”

 

Summer Slide
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Hey,

When the school year comes to an end and the summer begins most teachers worry about their students losing most of what they have learned during the summer break. Some children slide backward academically when they aren’t engaged in reading and math activities during their summer break. I’ve personally dealt with my children falling victim to the ‘Summer Slide’ in reading and have found a way to keep them engaged and actively learning without them even knowing it.

I call this activity “Find and Define”. All you need is an age-appropriate Crossword Book and a Dictionary. The task for your child would be to first find the words listed in the puzzle and then to define each word using the Dictionary.

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I tried this with my children and they didn’t have a problem with the extra step of defining the words they already located in the puzzle. Your child will not only learn a new word but also the meaning of that word; a win-win situation if you ask me.

Let’s Talk: Do you have a way to help your child(ren) avoid the dreadful ‘Summer Slide’? Tell me about it in the comment section below; you will be helping parents and children alike.

Thanks For Reading! ♥

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I’ve Started A Container Garden

I’ve Started A Container Garden

Hey,

I know, I know I’ve been away for some time but I fell in love with a new hobby of Gardening. One day I had this incredible urge to grow something. I sort out seeds from my purchased groceries and local discount stores. I have sowed some Tomato seeds, Lemon seeds, Cucumber seeds, Radish seeds, and Turnip seeds in containers. My goal is to produce my very own fruits and vegetables at home.

Below are a few pictures of my Container Garden and the progress I’ve made so far. I will be updating you guys from time to time on my experiences with the various plants that make up my garden.

Let’s Talk: Have you ever wanted to start your own Container Garden? or have you done so already? Let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks For Reading! ♥