From time to time, I’ll ask myself random questions, all in my head of course! Probably no different from anyone else, but sometimes, these questions will fester in my mind like a bad itch. And I can’t get rid of it until I'm satisfied by answering it. Don’t know about you, but it’s such a relief when I get it answered quickly…thank goodness for the internet!
The web doesn't have to be a scary place for kids to visit, as long as they are supervised accordingly. Summer time is the time to explore, more so for kids and where else to explore when parental supervision may be at a minimal! With a little research, you can make using the web safer for your kids by using available technology to help you better secure their online visits.
A list of 10...Safety Tips for Kids While on the Web
Here's more: https://oag.ca.gov/cybersafety/children
Have a safe summer!!
My Question…How many emails are sent each day in the world?
“…for over 100 billion emails sent and received per day. Email remains the predominant form of communication in the business space. This trend is expected to continue, and business email will account for over 132 billion emails sent and received per day by the end of 2017.”
Source: Sending to a group of people - Gmail Help
Summer Learning Loss (also known as Summer Slide) is the loss in academic skills and knowledge over the course of the summer vacation. This trend affects all school-age children. This is when students forget or lose part of their learned academic skills obtained during the previous school year after their summer vacation. The loss varies across grade level, child and subject matter. Parent(s) can help and shape the outcome of summer learning loss by taking on a proactive approach during their kid’s pro-long summer break. Parents, you can do this by keeping your kids engaged in academically based activities during the summer months; this will in fact help deter the negative effects and keep your kids from falling behind.
Academic programs during the summer break do NOT have to be “boring”! Look for and find programs that purposefully design fun and positive engagement into their programming. What does this look like? Here are some ways to help you decide on the best program for your kids for the summer.
Observations from your children:
From your own observations:
Lastly, speak with other parents that know firsthand of the program(s) you are looking into. They will tell you of the program’s reputation. You will find that there is no better source of information than your fellow parent(s).
Go here for further reading: http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/summerlearning.asp
What are your kids doing for the summer? Traveling? Visiting family? Staying locally? Let us know by sharing in the comments section.
Happy Summer FUN Learning!