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08/14/2018


If you are looking for ways for you and your children to enjoy the outdoors while learning, this article is here to help! The summer weather provides a great opportunity for children to get outdoors and enjoy the benefits of the sun! However, what if there were ways to both enjoy the sun and learn?

Take Your Youngster’s Learning Outdoors

If you love the idea of helping your youngster with their homework and improving their reading and writing abilities, but struggle to keep them settled in a study space, below are some great ideas from The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen which blend the outdoors with learning.

Tackle Their Writing Skills

Writing is one of the most important skills your student can learn. How well a person writes can make all difference when it comes to college acceptances and even a successful job applications. Because of this, it’s extremely important that parents do everything they can to help improve their child’s writing level and abilities. For this activity, start by packing a great picnic basket filled with everything that you will need for a successful day at your favorite park or picnic spot. Then, add in a few pads of paper and some pens. Once everybody has had a chance to run around the park and play on all of the equipment (including yourself), sit down in the shade, get a refreshing drink, and start some writing with your youngster. Encourage them to write about absolutely anything they want, from a diary entry about the day’s events right through to a completely fictitious story about characters they created in their head. If you want to make it a group activity, start a story by writing a paragraph and then pass the pad of paper to your youngster to write the next paragraph, and so on. Will you end up with a story which makes no sense and just makes everybody laugh? Yes! Will it help to create a positive connection with writing? Absolutely, yes! Additionally, it also gives you the perfect opportunity to identify any learning challenges your child struggles with, such as issues with sentence structure and spelling. If your youngster struggles with their spelling or isn’t able to write their sentences correctly, one-to-one tutoring in Old Bridge Township can help. Speak with a tutoring expert today at The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen by calling (732) 705-3636 to find out more about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring and to book your free initial diagnostic assessment.

Next Up, Reading!

It’s no surprise that the majority of children don’t enjoy reading. However, it may be surprising to note that it isn’t because there is a disinterest in the activity, but more that their primary exposure to reading is guided by their teacher, often being nothing more than textbooks and reference material. Break this negative association with a reading picnic! It starts in the same way as a writing picnic, by packing your basket, however, be sure to include a few small treats (more on these below). Then, on your way to the park or picnic spot, stop in at a bookstore and help your youngster to choose a book of their liking. Once they have selected one, buy two copies of the book. Once you have all had a chance to get out your energy and are exhausted, rest up under the shade of a tree and get to reading. However, instead of simply reading until you both become too tired to read anymore, stop after each chapter to take a few minutes and discuss the book. Ask questions such as:
  • What happened in the last chapter?
  • Where do you think the story is going?
  • Who are your favorite characters and why?
  • Who are your least favorite characters and why?
  • What do you think will happen in the next chapter?
  • What do you think will happen at the end of the story?
If you like, use the small treats you packed as rewards for whoever can correctly guess what happens in the next chapter! Similar to the writing tip, not only is this a great way to build a positive and fun connection between your youngster and reading, it’s also a great opportunity to identify any learning opportunities, such as struggles with pronunciation or with understanding context.

Tutoring Can Address Reading and Writing Challenges

Whether your student struggles to put a sentence together or has trouble with their spelling, one-to-one tutoring can help. To find out more about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring in Aberdeen NJ, speak with a learning professional today at The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen NJ by calling (732) 705-3636. Be sure to book your free initial diagnostic assessment where a tutoring expert can answer any and all questions you have about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring.

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