Spring is finally here, and with that means warm weather, time to play with the kids outside, and spring break. However, after spring break, many students struggle to focus on their education as the weather warms up. Here are a few spring tips you can use to keep your kids focused on performing well in school during the last few months of the school year.
- Talk to the teachers: If possible, give your kid’s teachers a call to see what their plans are for the remaining months of the school year. Staying up to date on what your child’s teachers are planning for the remaining months of the year can prepare you to help your young learner. You might even learn a thing or two from them about helping your kid learn; typically 60 to 80% of private school teachers will have an advanced degree.
- Allow for playtime: This is particularly helpful for kids in an elementary school age range. Kids often struggle with focusing on their education during the spring because of the temptation to play outside, so give them plenty of time when they get home from school to run around outdoors and enjoy the warm weather.
- Help them set goals: Staying focused on yourgoals can be a problem for kids during the spring, when they’d much rather be playing outside. Work with your kids to help them set some educational goals for themselves, and check in with them every so often to see how they’re doing on working towards those goals. The added structure might help them stay focused in the last few months of the school year.
- Encourage outdoor activity: After the winter, it’s tempting to fall into cold-weather habits of playing with technology over playing outside. However, encouraging your kids to get outdoors and stay active can actually help them perform better in school. Physical activity will help them focus during normal school hours, improving their grades as the school year ends.