Principal to Parent
I hope that all of you are having a good summer filled with relaxation and family fun. While summer is a great time to take a break from school, it is important to continue reinforcing a few, key concepts as summer rolls along.
Stay in God's Word
While summer provides a break from studies, it should not mean a break from God. A few ways in which you and your family can stay rooted in God's Word throughout the summer include but are not limited to: read a family devotion together each day, pray together, learn a short bible verse each week, and attend worship service opportunities.
Just Keep Reading
This one is vital for your child's continual development into the next school year. Provide time for your child to read every day! Take some trips to the library, do a book swap with friends, buy them a magazine that focuses on one of their hobbies.
Summer does not need to be a time to load up your child with homework. Just like we, as adults, need a break at times, so does your child. While summer programs and activity books can be a positive, if used in moderation, they can also build a resentment of learning in your child. Our goal is the same, to create lifelong learners who are self-motivated to learn rather than forced.
God's Blessings on your summer!