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The Best Thing To Do During Long Vacation

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Long vacation (summer break) is a great season that everybody awaits passionately for its arrival. Schools are on vacation during this period. Children take time to relax at home. However, indulging in excess relaxation and fun can lead to reading loss as research has shown.
During long vacation, most kids are thinking of sleeping in and playing in the pool. Parents are occupied attempting to keep their kids busy and teachers are concerned about not preparing their students adequately enough for the upcoming year. I reality, however, all are fighting braindrain. Research has shown that students experience learning loss when they are not taking part in active education. Enrolling in vacation programs is an excellent way of forestalling such vacation losses. This will serve as a continuation of their academic pursuit and also help them to avoid indulging in unsuitable behaviors associated with this long break.
Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or study infrequently du…

Preventing Kids Brain Drain On Vacation

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The vacation brain drain is a serious issue for children of all ages, but the stakes are much higher for kids in high school. With IGCSE, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, MAT, GMAT, MIS, WASSCE, BECE, and other high-demand academic requirements, high schoolers can little afford to return to school having lost 2-3 months of academic skills.
Fortunately, this brain drain can be substantially or completely reversed if children participate in meaningful learning over the course of their various vacations.
Meaningful learning doesn’t necessarily mean your child needs to attend summer school or spend each day of the vacation hunched over a book. There are all sorts of fun and creative ways that you can use to keep your child’s mind active. Many of these methods make learning fun so that your child won’t even realize that he or she is learning!
Take Advantage of Teachable Moments Keeping your children engaged in learning doesn’t have to be forced, nor does it have to take up a lot of their time or yours.…

Are your kids’ brain drain?

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While some schools have moved to year-round schedules, most still adhere to the traditional nine-month calendar, with shorter vacations (winter and spring breaks) and a lengthy Long vacation (summer breaks).
These vacations offer much-needed relief from school, but even spring break, which is typically only a week, can have a measurable negative impact on a child’s mental acuity. At 10-12 weeks, summer vacation can result in a substantial brain drain that can significantly impact your child’s education.
What is Brain Drain?

Learning changes the brain. Every time you learn something, there are nerve cells that are making connections and they can strengthen or weaken those connections, So when you're learning, you’re strengthening those connections in the brain at a microscopic level. But if you're not using that information, over time those connections will weaken. Those weakened connections are referred to as the "brain drain," a concept that has been studied since the l…

Ways of Engaging Your Kids on Vacation

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Vacation is here again. All round the year your kids are busy with their schools and studies and in the free time, they engage in recreational activities, making you a worry-free parent. 
But then comes holidays and this time of the year your kids are free for the whole time. Well, nothing is more daunting than keeping the kids engaged throughout their holidays.
During a holiday break, children tend to disengage from their school work and the educational routine as a whole. When this occurs, kids can actually lose months of past learning, especially over longer holidays like Christmas. 
Luckily, parents can work with their children to keep their brains active while on vacation, so that the children can avoid this brain drain as they take a break from school.
 It is very important to keep the kids occupied as they say- “an empty mind is a devil’s workshop.” Here are a few tips for you to keep your kids engaged throughout their vacations:
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Perhaps the easiest way to keep the c…

Parental Tips For Kids With Learning Disability

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In our previous lesson, we looked at what learning disability is, causes and it symptoms. In this lesson however, I want to focus on what parents must do to assist kids with learning disability.
Just because your child has trouble studying for a test doesn't mean he or she have a learning disability. There are as many learning styles as there are individuals. Some people are just naturally slower readers or learners than others, but they still perform well for their age and abilities. Sometimes, what seems to be a learning disability is simply a delay in development; the person will eventually catch up with — and perhaps even surpass — his or her peers. But many people with learning disabilities struggle for a long time before someone realizes that there's a reason they're having so much trouble learning. Once a person's particular problem has been pinpointed, he or she can then follow strategies or take medicines to help cope with the disability. A child with learning dis…

What Is Learning Disability (LD)?

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Learning disability is a general term that describes conditions that affect the brain's ability to receive, process, analyze, or store information. These problems can make it difficult for a student to learn as quickly as someone who isn't affected by learning disabilities. There are many kinds of learning disabilities. Most students affected by them have more than one kind. Certain kinds of learning disabilities can interfere with a person's ability to concentrate or focus and can cause someone's mind to wander too much. Other learning disabilities can make it difficult for a student to read, write, spell, or solve math problems. The way our brains process information is extremely complex — it's no wonder things can get messed up sometimes. Take the simple act of looking at a picture, for example, Our brains not only have to form the lines into an image, they also have to recognize what the image stands for, relate that image to other facts stored in our memories, a…