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How to keep children reading over the Christmas break

School holidays are a welcome reprieve for children, and provide the perfect opportunity to rest and enjoy a slower, less structured pace of life. Being able to relax and forgo routine during school holidays gives children more freedom and time to explore their interests. This doesn’t mean that education stops, however, and there are plenty of ways to keep children on track with their learning during the Christmas break. Educational opportunities come in many different forms, and the school holidays allow children to discover new areas of interest and enjoy practical learning experiences. In the midst of the fun and celebrations during the Christmas season, it’s important to keep children reading, and developing their literacy skills. We have compiled a list of four ways to keep children reading over the Christmas break - read on the learn more.

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Combat the summer slide

The summer holidays are the light at the end of the tunnel for children who have been working hard at school all year. The much anticipated break in schooling arrives just in time for Christmas, and students pack their school books and stationery into their book bags for the last time for the year. Although it’s essential that children get a break from school during the summer, it’s also important to keep children learning over the break. To combat the summer slide, we have 4 ways to keep children learning throughout the school holidays.

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5 ways to make learning fun

The best way to keep children engaged in their learning is to make it fun. At NumberWorks’nWords, we know this, and incorporate fun into our maths and English tutoring. Children thrive in a supportive environment where they feel confident to take on new challenges and develop their skills. Providing this support and encouragement, while injecting fun into learning, helps children to develop a positive attitude towards education, which keeps them engaged and eager to progress as students. Our tuition model focuses on boosting confidence and results, while making learning a fun experience, that children enjoy. This blog outlines five ways to make learning fun for children.

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Celebrating Student Success

Academic success looks different to every student. To some, success might look like winning an end of year award, and to others it might be passing every class, or getting a best-ever grade on a test or exam. Using strategies like goal-setting, habit-building, and motivation techniques can support students on their learning journeys, and set them up for success. The end of the school year is a natural time to celebrate student success, although it’s important to recognise accomplishments large and small throughout the year. As we approach the end of the year, we have some fun ways to celebrate success with your children. Read on to explore our top four ways to celebrate children’s academic achievements.

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How to set goals for children

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”
—Thomas Edison

Goal setting is an important part of achievement and growth, and is an essential skill to learn early in life. Goals help motivate us to achieve our dreams, and act as catalysts for us to accomplish more than we expect from ourselves. Teaching children to set goals for themselves helps to improve their self-image, build upon strengths, identify weaknesses, learn visualisation techniques, and in the case where goals are achieved, the experience boosts confidence and provides an example of success that children can draw on. There are many benefits of goal setting for students. Read on to discover five keys to successful goal setting for children.

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