Summer is nearly upon us. Has your child made plans to sit home all day and catch up on his video games? Are you concerned that he will lose ground on everything he has learned this past year? Do you want to give him a leg up on his education and help him prepare for college and his future?
There are countless continuing education programs out there today for young children that can help him mold his brain while school is out of session. He may be upset with you at first for making him go to school while his friends are out playing, but he will thank you later on for the doors it opens and the memories he will make.
Many churches offer summer bible camps and conferences that allow students the opportunity for continuing education on their religion. There are also countless other summer camps and programs that you can enroll your child in to give them the opportunity to learn more about building important life skills or build on their interests all while connecting with other children with the similar interests.
You are also sure to find continuing education programs put on by the local school districts, art centers, science centers or language programs. For example, you could enroll your child in an intensive Spanish language course to help him learn more about the language and culture.
If your child is a budding artist, enroll him in a continuing education art class where he can hone his inner Van Gogh and channel his energy into something other than video games and candy. Or, if your child thinks he is the next Einstein, enroll him in a chemistry continuing education class where he can practice the latest experiments under the close supervision of a real life scientist.
The opportunities to engage your child in education and positive activities during the summer is endless, as long as your child is a willing participant. Finding the right program that interests your child is key in his willingness to participate. Enlist him in helping to determine the right program for him. The more input your child has in finding the right program, the more likely he will be to get the most benefit from it.
This will pay off for you in the future. Your child will no doubt come to you one day and thank you for the extra push you gave him on his educational path. He will understand how important it was when he realizes how many more options he will have in his life resulting from the summer continuing education classes he participated in. Not to mention the friendships and memories he will make.
So pull him off the couch and into the world of education!