Keeping curiosity alive during the summer

mott blog - keep learning post imageSchool may be out, but learning never ends. That doesn’t mean sitting your kids down for a classroom session each day. It means simply incorporating learning into everyday activities and encouraging your child’s natural curiosity. When your child shows interest in a topic and asks you questions, use that as an opportunity to encourage his or her inquisitiveness.

If your child is in school, most teachers will include progress report comments on areas in which your child may need improvement. Keep those areas in mind when engaging in learning opportunities throughout the summer. Seek out activities that focus on those specific areas. If it’s something like memorizing multiplication tables that might not lend itself to casual engagement, get some flash cards and set aside practice time or use a fun online site (search multiplication table games, there are many fun, free options).

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