News from My Tutor and Me
Summer Learning, Plus Our Littlest Pupil
Aedan Thomas Converse Greetings!
Welcome Aedan Thomas Converse!
Born Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 6:07 AM
6 pounds, 7 ounces -- 19 inches
We're enjoying our lovable new addition to the Converse family, and hope you enjoy the summer months with your family too. In this issue we have some ideas to help keep your child's academic skills on top, while enjoying summer vacation fun. Due to the focus summer tutoring sessions provide, they are an excellent way to prepare to tackle a difficult subject. Call us to book a session and take advantage of our summer offer below.
Have a happy summer!
- Fred & Shannon Converse
Tips for Parents: Librarians' Ideas for Keeping Kids Reading all Summer Long|
Few people have more experience getting kids excited about reading than librarians who staff school and local libraries. So we asked a few to share what really works and what to do to make sure your kid doesn't take a vacation from reading!Full of Summer Reading Fun
Visit your local public library because there is so much going on and the enthusiasm of the librarians is infectious. So many libraries do wonderful summer reading programs for all ages.
Ask the Tutor: Balancing Vacation Time and Summer Learning Activities
|Answer: "Dear Parent, The solution is not a simple cookie-cutter one that will work for all families the same way. I believe you already identified the key concept when you asked the question. That key word is "BALANCE." You'll have to find it for your family as I will for mine. The bottom line is whether our choices help our children's minds stay active throughout the year. I know that this is definitely possible, for all ages.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Question: "Dear Tutor,
How should I balance my family's need for vacation and recuperation time with my child's need for academic support and enrichment?
Human beings are born to learn, so learning should be a mostly pleasurable activity; it doesn't have to be drudgery. However, adults and children alike seem to crave a break from school and work week routines.