Free Activities To Do In Nov/Dec And Tips To Keep The Momentum Going!
After almost 40 weeks of school-going days, your child would have been thoroughly taught and equipped with the right level of know-how in his current academic year. The SA2 will serve as a form of a checkpoint to provide some form of indication on his competency and his readiness for the new academic level too.
While the upcoming school break is a time for you and your child to relax and recharge, it is helpful to also optimise the close to 60-days to maintain if not grow your child’s learning. Make full use of this window to recap and reinforce on core topics and concepts which he might be weaker in.
School may be out but the learning continues because for your child to do well academically, it is not just about intellectual ability. A successful student must also be able to apply what was learned to real-world situations by possessing skills in:
The recent PSLE hotly-debated question on circles is a good example that tests a child’s ability to problem-solve through critical thinking and not rote learning. Such is today’s education and benchmark for competency.
Give your child the edge in his learning with a good start for 2020 by helping him to better his soft skills during this holiday. How about trying some of the suggestions here shared by other parents:
Work On A Revision-&-Play Schedule Together
Children learn through visual cues so have a visual schedule or calendar for your child to keep track of (and prioritise) the activities he hopes to plan for this holiday. Let your child take charge of drawing out the schedule as this will help him appreciate the concept of task planning, develop a sense of ownership and accountability.
While going through the holiday schedule with your child, take the chance to emphasize the importance of striking a study-play balance and why he should stick to his revision schedule to ease his learning in 2020. Click [here] for the revision topics to work through in the +hinkingMath Series.
Organise Outings & Playdates
In a social setting, there are rules to mannerism and interactions. Having your child to meet people outside of their usual routines is a great way to introduce him to the concept of using rules to moderate behaviour. Have your child to decide the types of outings or activities with different groups and discuss the different ideas or activities that the children can do together including the approach to resolving conflicts, if any should arise.
Keep the momentum for learning going and growing after all, your child is preparing for the PSLE not just the SAs!
PS: If your child is taking on the PSLE in the coming year, don’t miss out on our bundle promotion for SPRINT2PSLE series workshop happening in Nov, Mar and June holiday! (Bundle promotion available till 10 Nov 2019)