5 steps to a healthy school holiday routine

School holiday programsThe summer holidays are nearly here! After a long school year, kids need a break. But it’s also important that they stay healthy – physically and mentally.

Regression during the school holidays

During the holidays, many children rarely read a book, write a story or practice their times tables. Unfortunately, on returning to school, it’s often found that children’s learning levels have taken a step backwards; leaving them at a disadvantage for the next year.

Finding the right balance

Follow these five steps to keep a healthy school holiday routine that allows your child time to relax while keeping their brain active and preventing regression.

  1. Eat well – enjoy summer fruits, they improve brain health.
  2. Exercise and play – give your child lots of opportunities to play outside. Exercise is important for physical health and it promotes the formation of new brain cells.
  3. Keep a good sleep routine – children need more sleep than adults, and it’s vital to their cognitive skills.
  4. Limit TV time – watching TV doesn’t require much thinking and a lot of TV time will likely cause regression.
  5. Enrol in a learning acceleration program – rather than pulling out the school books, combine learning with something that every child loves: computer games.

Sonic Learning’s school holiday programs

Sonic Learning offers three evidence-based computer programs that present the perfect compromise between play and work. Enrol now to train during the school holidays:

Fast ForWord free demonstration

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Fast ForWord

These fun and interactive computer exercises are proven to:

95% of users who complete training achieve measurable results.

Reading Assistant trial

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Reading Assistant

It’s like having a personal reading mentor. Reading Assistant is:

  • Fun and engaging
  • Proven to work
  • A program that actually listens to the reader and provides feedback

With Reading Assistant, students can improve their reading grade level up to 50% more than students receiving classroom instruction alone, in the same time period.

Cogmed working memory trial

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Studies consistently show that most attention deficits result from a working memory deficit.

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