Summer can present some unique challenges for parents. There is always a question about what is best for students to do during summer. Should you put your child in a Montessori summer school program or opt for some other type of childcare? First, you need to think about your goals for your child this summer. Once you are clear on what you want for your child this summer, you can look at what a Montessori summer school program offers and determine if it is the right option.
What are your goals for the summer?
What are your goals for your child this summer? Do you want your child to retain the learning he or she did during the school year? Are you hoping that your child will make forward progress with learning during the summer? Is your focus on providing your child with some fun and new experiences? There is no one right answer because all of these goals have value. Take some time to think about what you want your child’s summer to look like so you can make an informed decision when it comes to choosing a summer program.
Help your child stay engaged
If you are looking to help your child stay engaged mentally, a Montessori summer school program is a great option. The summer school programs are designed using the same educational philosophy from the Montessori classroom. The learning that will take place in summer school is highly individualized and hands-on. Attending a Montessori summer school program will help your child stay engaged mentally and socially all summer long.
Provide your child with unique learning opportunities
The summer is a great time to provide your child with unique learning opportunities. In the summer programs at Fountainhead Montessori School, your child can explore topics such as ‘mapping our world’ and ‘exploring art techniques and history.’ The focus of these programs allows your child to really dig into a topic and potentially find some new interests.
Provide your child with some summer fun
Fun is often an important part of summer for kids and families. If you want to provide your child with some summer fun, a Montessori summer school program can help. For example, the ‘exploring art techniques and history’ program at Fountainhead Montessori School includes fun activities like making natural watercolors, experimenting with natural dyes, making 3-dimensional art with clay and salt dough, and exploring texture and repeating patterns with stamps and tessellations. Fun can be a key ingredient in summer learning.
A Montessori summer school program at Fountainhead Montessori School can provide your child with a long list of benefits. It can help your child stay engaged mentally by providing unique learning opportunities and also provide some summertime fun.