Sometimes a break from school really gives parents time to help a child with a problem area so she can go back to school with new skills and confidence.
How do you do it? I would just let them play most of the time but spend about an hour focusing on the problem area. It’s a great time for dyslexia therapy or some multiplication games.
Sometimes the school schedule is so packed that a break like this offers us a chance help our kids grow in a specific area so they can go back to school stronger in the problem area.
Also, some kids have passions that they don’t have time for during the school year. I have a daughter who was obsessed with parrots and endangered species. It was a perfect time to let her “major in parrots” and learn to dig deep into a topic she really loves.
So we put together a Fun-Schooling basket full of stuff that helps her research birds and Endangered Species. It’s easy to focus because she’s so passionate.
So, during a break from school I would suggest only two things:
1. Zero in on just ONE problem area so the child can overcome some of her struggles.
We use DyslexiaGames.com for reading, writing and spelling problems. It’s so easy to use.
Try Math Craft for problems with basic math and multiplication.
2. Give the child resources based on their passion, and really make time for that passion. What is your child passionate about?
It’s exactly what we would do on summer vacation since this is a chance to focus on strengths and weaknesses, letting everything else go.
Besides that, the kids can have a blast and stay busy being creative, playing video games, watching movies, cooking their own meals, exploring nature, training a pet, learning new skills, and being together. The possibilities are endless!