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The Importance of Supplementing Your Child’s Education Outside of School

While school might be your child’s primary learning source, there’s a lot you can do to help supplement your child’s education outside of the classroom.

So, what is the path to supplementing your child’s education outside of school? 

No need to worry! We’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to do this! 

Traditional Supplementation Options:

Tutoring for STEM Topics During The School Year

The first resource you can tap into is one-on-one tutoring. You may want to consider live/online tutoring as a way to connect your child with a top tutor where they can learn in the convenience of your home. One-on-one tutoring is a great way for students to get personalized attention which can help accelerate the learning process.

Summer STEM Camps

Summer STEM camps offer a unique opportunity to enhance a child’s education beyond the confines of traditional schooling. These camps immerse children in hands-on projects and real-world problem-solving scenarios that foster critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. By engaging in activities ranging from coding and robotics to environmental science and digital art, kids and teens can gain a deeper understanding of technology and its applications.

This practical exposure not only reinforces academic knowledge but also sparks curiosity and a passion for learning. Furthermore, STEM camps provide a platform for children to interact with peers who share similar interests, enhancing their social skills and building a community of like-minded learners. This enriching experiences equip children with the skills and confidence to excel in an increasingly technology-driven world.

Consider signing up for Camp Tech Revolution, the World’s #1 Tech Camp, located at 35+ top Universities, Colleges and K-12 private schools across the United States. You may also want to consider  Camp Tech Revolution’s Live/Online Summer Tech Camps, where your child can learn tech in the convenience of your home.

Reading Courses

Reading is a fundamental skill that children need to learn for success in both school and everyday life. Unfortunately, Scientific America found that two-thirds of U.S. children cannot read proficiently.

Reading programs are an excellent way to help your child get up to speed on their reading level. It’s important to find a program that is engaging for your child, as this will help avoid frustration and keep your child motivated. 

If your child is more creative and has expressed interest in storytelling, enrolling them in a Creative Writing Summer Camp paired with a reading course can help accelerate their learning—while learning to read, your child will be exposed to a variety of writing styles, which they can use in their writing endeavors. 

Math Courses

Mathematics is one of the most challenging subjects for children. Because this subject builds on basic math as students graduate to higher levels, it’s important for your child to have a strong grasp of the fundamentals.

Finding a good math course or tutor for your child outside of school is a great way to supplement their classroom learning and ensure your child can keep up with their studies. 

More engaging ways to help your child practice their math skills include participating in summer camp programs like Lavner’s Robotics Camp with LEGO Robots

Coding Programs

Coding is one of the most popular professions among younger generations. 

Not only can this be a great career choice, but it teaches problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity; all skills imperative for academic success. Supplementing your child’s education with coding programs can be an engaging way to sharpen these skills and help foster a love for learning new things in your child. 

Because coding is the basis of all technology, there are a vast number of coding programs you can choose for your child. Camp Tech Revolution offers courses like Coding 101 with Scratch, Coding with Python, Game Design with Godot Engine, and so much more.

A Different Approach To Academic Supplementation

If you still want to explore more unique ways to help supplement your child’s education outside of school, here are some activities you can try:

Buy Your Child STEM-focused Toys

It’s no secret that kids love to play with toys. Luckily, there are toys on the market that can be engaging and educational, so your child will enjoy their time playing with them while they learn about STEM principles. 

LEGO toys are excellent for teaching your child about the fundamentals of building and can help develop stronger critical thinking skills, as well as encourage creativity. Additionally, enrolling your child in something like a Building Workshop Summer Camp with LEGOs can help them learn about teamwork and problem solving skills. 

FAO Schwarz and Thames and Kosmos kits are another fun, hands-on way for your child to learn about scientific principles like gravity, mass, inertia, velocity, acceleration, and potential energy. For the little scientists in your family, Lavner Education offers a Roller Coaster Design Camp with STEM Education which uses these toys for a unique learning experience.

Give Your Child a Camera

As we all know, not all kids learn in the same way. 

If your child has shown signs of being a visual learner, introducing them to the world of photography and filmmaking can be an effective way to help them express their creativity and learn about the importance of attention to detail. 

As they sharpen this crucial skill, you’ll see it transfer to other academic subjects.

A Filmmaking Camp can be a great way for your child to accelerate their learning and build a solid foundation for future studies. 

Learning Opportunities Are Everywhere

Your child’s learning doesn’t have to end when they leave the classroom. These supplemental sources of education can do wonders for your child’s academic development, but if you still want to explore more options, check out our extensive list of summer camp locations across the United States!

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