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Why Summer is the Best Time to Improve Your Child’s Learning

Written by your friends at BVS.

"Summertime is the perfect time of year for children to gain key skills through hands-on exploration, creativity, and academics."

Summertime means there will be backyard barbecues, water play, and plenty of extra time. Managing the newly available time outside of school (even virtual school) can be daunting for many parents. How can we begin to view Summertime as an advantageous component to our children’s learning?

Summertime is the perfect time of year for children to gain key skills through hands-on exploration, creativity, and academics. Remember, the expectation for Summer to be exciting is already there. Why not enroll in a Summer Enrichment Camp to direct that excitement towards actively learning new skills and strengthening foundations? Here are some reasons why enrolling your child in summer camp is a great way to improve your child’s learning.

1) 30 Minutes a Day, Keeps Learning Loss Away.

Here is a phenomenon that describes the regression in academic performance that students experience due to a lack of consistent stimulation during the summer. Kids lose essential knowledge and skills that they’ve learned during the school year. Did you know? On  average, students perform one month behind where they left off during the school year. This phenomenon is called the “Summer Slide.” 

Setting aside 30 minutes a day can prevent Summer Slide from affecting your child. The BVS Enrichment Camp  classes are no more than 30 minutes a day, helping your child stay focused while providing the right amount of stimulation in one day. An alternative is to set aside daily reading times. 

During the summer, students have more time to read for enjoyment, which offers a great opportunity to strengthen their reading skills. With BVS Summer Enrichment Camp, the variety of classes offered is intended to encourage stimulation in more than one area of learning. In other words, if parents wish to sign their child up for more than one subject, they can do so. 30 minutes of learning a day can prevent Summer Slide and even help your child perform at higher levels during the upcoming school year.

2) Having Fun Is Essential For Learning.

Did you know that having fun is an essential part of learning? Having fun may not be the first thing parents think about when gauging how effective an academic program is, but this is a vital component of quality early education. Children need to be engaged and excited to take in new information and practice new skills. Having fun makes learning explorative, making engagement a natural result.

BVS Summer Enrichment Camp focuses on your child’s engagement through fun, hands-on activities! Watch chemistry and math become an exciting adventure for your little one or watch them explore foreign languages like Spanish! Presenting such skills in a fun way will have positive, long-lasting effects on your child’s academic performance.

View our list of exciting class programs:

Hola, BumoBuddies: A Spanish Class 
Learn beginner Spanish words and phrases! Students will learn colors, numbers, and basic Spanish in a fun-filled setting

BumoMars: Dancing to Bruno Mars 
Learn about 8-count and sequencing movements to fun, child-appropriate Bruno Mars songs.

Construction Funstruction: An Engineering Class
Learn about building structures little ones can use every day through kid-friendly materials such as marshmallows, popsicle sticks, and more!

Geometric Artistry: The Art of Shapes!
Learn about how to manipulate shapes in order to create works of art.

Math Magician: Learning Simple Addition and Subtraction!
Learn simple math and subtraction through simple stories (word problems).

Reading Camp: Words and Phonics!
Learn words and phonics while also learning reading comprehension. Children will learn chronology, sequence, and more.

Reaction Action: Understanding Chemistry!
Learn about chemistry through various experiments dealing with chemical reactions. Students will be asked to hypothesize and understand causation.

3) A Good Foundation For Your Child’s Future.

There are many studies that report students who are not proficient in reading by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school than proficient readers. This means that time is invaluable, and the long summer months should be used to give your child the tools needed to succeed as an adult. When children are immersed in summer programs that incorporate academic learning with small group settings, they acquire a broader set of skills they can apply later on in their adult life. Parents recognize skills such as social-emotional communication, goal-setting, and decision-making skills to be just as important as academic learning. As a result, summer camp has been valued for this type of enrichment to help young children foster friendships, discover talents, provide structure, and try new things.

In BVS Summer Enrichment Camp, we preserved each of these valuable aspects of traditional enrichment camps and applied them to a virtual setting. There are 6 students per virtual classroom, creating a comfortable environment that helps children engage with their peers. Parents are able to implement different class times for their children that meet their schedules. It ensures that their child will feel a sense of stability while also communicating the expectations to be academically engaged at a specified time. Your child will not only grow in their academics,but also develop confidence and build a foundation needed to excel as adults.

No matter what your summer plans are, let’s keep our children engaged and safe. BVS Summer Enrichment Camp is just one way for parents to maximize summertime to improve their child’s learning. Enroll your child using the special offer code ‘SUMMERTIME,’ you will receive 10% off your purchase. Session 1 is from June 22 – July 20th and Session 2 is from July 27th – August 24th, so you and your child are covered all summer long! Spots are limited, enroll today!

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