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12/09/2015

Avoiding the Winter Break Slide

We all remember how much fun winter break was- sleeping in, playing in the snow, spending hours with TV and video games while the parents were at work. While a bit of play over the break is fine, it is important to not overdo it. Here are a few tips and activities to help you balance your child's play and school work over the winter break.

Take Field Trips

Get your child out of the house with a local field trip with an educational bent- to a museum, zoo, or historical site. Larger venues may have winter camps for children you can investigate, but do not forget about smaller, off-beat museums as well. If you are going out of town for the holidays, it is a perfect opportunity to introduce new culture and history to your child. For best results, ask your child to suggest a destination.

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 Hillsborough, NJ

A great way to keep your child learning over the break is to hire a tutor. At The Tutoring Center in Hillsborough, we have one-to-one tutoring programs in math, reading, writing, test prep, and more. Based on your child's free diagnostic assessment, we will customize a plan for her. Visit us online to find out more and call 610-442-8753 to schedule your appointment today.

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