This spring, parents all across the country told their children that they wouldn’t be going back to school for the rest of the year. How did your child react when you told them the news? Were they disappointed that they couldn’t see their friends and teachers? Elated that they wouldn’t have to take another spelling test? In any case, summer learning was probably far from your mind.
Now, however, children are well into the longest summer break of their lives, and their parents are looking for ways to add some learning into the mix. How can you keep your child learning all summer long? Legacy Academy’s summer learning program can help. Here’s how.
When it comes to childhood learning, a little bit of curiosity goes a long way. Curiosity says, “I don’t know why this happens, but I want to know.” For many children, that’s all the motivation that they need to dive into learning.
As a matter of fact, some studies have shown that it’s curiosity, not intelligence, that’s most important when it comes to learning. You can be the smartest person in the world, but you’ll never learn anything new if you never ask “why?” or “what if?”
That’s why our summer programs here at Legacy always emphasize curiosity. As a matter of fact, our upcoming summer program is called “Quest for the Unknown.” This program encourages children to ask questions, and it helps them find the tools they need to uncover the answers.
Social Learning Opportunities
Individual learning matters. Your child can learn a lot on their own. However, most children need group learning opportunities, too. Groups can benefit children for the same reason they can benefit adults. They give participants the chance to learn from one another as well as their teachers.
Plus, group-based learning can help your child with their non-academic skills, too. For example, the nature of group learning means that your child can sharpen their social skills. Social skills aren’t just important for toddlers and preschoolers to learn. School-aged children need social practice, too. A summer learning program like Quest for the Unknown can help your child get that practice.
Finally, after an isolated springtime, a group learning opportunity may be exactly what your child needs to get back into a stimulating routine.
Summer Learning With Legacy Academy
For parents looking for summer learning activities, Legacy Academy’s summer program is almost here. This year’s summer program focuses on curiosity and exploration. As your child learns, they’ll also get to spend time with peers and have lots of fun after what may have been a stressful start to the summer.
Get in touch with your local Legacy Academy if you’re ready to enroll your child in the summer program, and please let us know if you have any questions. The Legacy Academy team would love to hear from you.