Thinking about summer break?
Many families are making plans for the summer, and this often means considering tutoring or dyslexia therapy for struggling readers. After what was probably a long, exhausting school year, many parents and caregivers want to give their children a break from academics. While that may seem like the best choice, and your kids certainly deserve to have fun, there are many advantages to getting tutoring or dyslexia therapy during the summer months.
For starters, kids usually have to go to tutoring sessions after school. They are asked to tackle their most difficult subject when they are the most tired. During summer break, however, they can get the help they need when they have fewer demands and can focus on only one subject meaning they will get much more out of it. Additionally, those few extra months of instruction during the summer can give your child time to catch up with peers. While most students experience summer learning loss, your child can actually experience summer gains which can also reduce anxiety when it's time to go back to school.
It is important to make the most of summer break by spending time with family and friends, vacationing, and creating fun experiences. But keep in mind, making the most of the break, might also mean spending a little extra time on improving those literacy skills that will last a lifetime.