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6 Benefits of Summer Learning For Your Child

Are you worried that a summer completely free of learning may set your child back? Here are some top tips from our NW Calgary Montessori preschool to keep your child engaged during this time and six reasons why summer learning is so important.

While your children may look forward to summer and not having to worry about school or homework for a few months, a summer completely free of learning may set them back. At our Calgary Montessori school, we offer summer camps to keep your child active and learning during the holidays! 

However, depending on your child’s interests, there are also a few daily activities you can incorporate into their schedule that will keep them on track for the school year. This includes: 

  • Starting a book club with your child and their friends so they can read their favourite books throughout the summer
  • Setting up scavenger hunts that allow your child to stay active while searching for educational cues
  • Downloading educational apps to keep your child’s mind active 
  • Teaching your little one a new skill, be it cooking or painting

Our Calgary Montessori Schools is Open For Fall Enrollment 

At our NW Calgary Montessori preschool, we remain committed to supporting your child’s continued learning and development during COVID-19. We offer virtual Montessori programs to keep your little one active and learning, and while we are unable to offer our summer camps due to the current restrictions, our fall enrollment is now open! 

We Can Send Out Fall Enrollment Applications 

If you have questions about our virtual Montessori programs, or about the fall enrollment application, please reach out to us. Registration packages can be sent via email. 

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6 Reasons Why Summer Learning is So Important For Your Child 

Just because the school gates have closed for summer, there is no reason to allow your child’s mind and learning progress to follow suit! Here are the six top reasons why summer learning is so important for your child’s development: 

1. Their Mind Will Stay Sharp and Stimulated 

It is key that your child keeps their mind working during the long holidays to avoid them experiencing a brain drain and facing a setback once school starts up again. Did you know that research shows that children who do not engage in any type of mental activity during the summer can lose up to a third of what they learned during the academic year? 

Give your child a head start: Teachers can spend 4-6 weeks re-teaching material that children have forgotten during the summer and children spend approximately the same amount of time settling back into the habit of learning. Keep them ahead of the curve by engaging their mind during the summer! 

2. Creates Positive Feelings Towards Learning 

During the summer, your child can learn without the sense of urgency and pressure that is often associated with school. Their mind will be free to relax, wander, create, and imagine. This will stimulate happy and positive feelings towards learning and could be just what your child needs to grasp a previously difficult concept. 


3. They Have Time to Focus on the Basics 

Taking some extra time over the summer holidays to concentrate on one particular subject will help your child grip the basics of that topic. Any extra work will help them feel confident about tricky aspects of subjects such as spelling, science, and math, and can boost academic achievement when they return to our Montessori preschool. 

4. Summer Activity Promotes a Love of Learning 

The summer gives your child the chance to gain more control over what they want to learn and how they want to learn it. They may want to join a summer camp, take up sports or music, or even join an acting class! When it comes to extra learning during the summer, the world is their oyster, so encourage your little one to discover and pursue a new passion. 

5. Summer Learning Establishes a Sense of Routine 

Don’t throw out all routines during the summer, otherwise you’ll have a huge challenge on your hands towards the end of the holidays! Routines are healthy and good for children, and learning during the summer can provide them with the safety and stability they require. 

Pro Tip From Our Calgary Montessori School: During the summer, structure time for learning opportunities, but keep the schedules light and flexible. 

6. Boosted Confidence 

Taking some extra time during the summer to concentrate on a subject that your child might find difficult, and discovering new talents, will help build your child’s self-confidence and independence, while giving them a feeling of accomplishment. 


Our Calgary Summer Day Camps Help Fight Brain Drain 

At our Calgary Montessori preschool, we recognize the need to combat summer brain drain, while still allowing your child to relax and decompress during the holidays. Our unique summer day camps enable your child to continue learning during summer through fun and engaging activities. 


Applications For Fall Enrollment at our NW Calgary Montessori School Are Now Being Accepted 

At our Calgary Montessori preschool, we are now accepting applications for fall enrollment! For more information, please call us at 587-707-4739 or send us an email to register today!

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