Many education research teams have highlighted the importance of summer learning in their observations. They say that summer learning is a contributing factor in determining the child’s academic success in the immediately following year. It accounts for as much as two-thirds of the difference in the likelihood of a student being at, above or below grade level for all age groups from age 2. The lack of learning that can occur during summer break can have both short-term and long-term consequences.
Because ‘an idle mind is a devil’s workshop, and idle hands his tools,’ it is important to keep children’s minds and bodies at work without giving them a long break.
Studies also found that it is recommended to keep a young child’s day as consistent as possible during summer months. This approach helps in preventing learning losses and can alleviate the nervousness arising in children due to stepping into a new classroom or school in the fall.
At MCS, the summer program is designed keeping in mind our school year curriculum. A portion of the day will be utilized on working towards achieving academic goals. Students will revise Math concepts and work on improving their speed and accuracy with the help of daily worksheets.
The Elementary age children will take up reading activities (including a weekly trip to the library!) that involve reading selected fictional and non-fictional material. Weekly sessions in Critical thinking and Logical reasoning will encourage creative thinking. While academic goals are important, there will be lots of fun activities to do in the summer program.