If you take the dictionary and you find the education word, you will probably come upon something like this:
“Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, research, or simply through autodidacticism.”
Nowadays, this part is important but truly, children and their skills are more.
It takes a combination of skills to achieve academic success. There are some tips to help get your child on the right track. For example, talk to the child to find out which of these skills this child has and which they can develop further, ask for their goals etc. Listen for clues and strategies or identify problematic areas.
It is because of this, that in Lockhart Academy, we use activities that include the five different skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and interacting.
Last session with third graders, I mixed arts and crafts with new vocabulary and places of the city. Taking advantage of our friends: Mike and Victoria, I created funny and interesting exercises:
In this activity they have to color different clothes of Mike or Victoria. To get a color, they had to do an action, guess a definition, draw something…
In this activity, they must describes heir characters to each other to complete all the worksheet.
Of course, before that, we played some games to refresh vocabulary talented to clothing.
Remember: it’s never too early or too late to help our children develop the skills for academic success. Learning how to build these skills and staying on track, is a good way to start.