Get ready to make the most of your child’s summer plans with the power of STEAM! As the summer fog rolls in, it’s important to keep young minds sharp and engaged. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs into your child’s summer schedule. Not only will it combat the summer fog, but it will also provide them with the perfect opportunity to explore new interests and ignite their curiosity. So, let’s dive into the world of STEM and unlock a summer of learning, fun, and endless possibilities!
Summer break offers kids a well-needed hiatus from learning; however, it also allows students to experience summer learning loss, or summer fog. This is the phenomenon of students forgetting key concepts they were taught during the school year. In a study published in the American Educational Research Journal, researchers found that students in grades 1 through 8 experience a learning loss ranging from 17% to 34% of the previous academic year’s progress. Furthermore, research has revealed that students tend to experience a greater loss in STEM subjects compared to arts-based subjects. One way to combat this is to immerse your student into STEM related activities. Enrolling them in a fun STEM summer camp can prevent summer loss and keep them learning. In fact, it can keep them from losing as much as a month’s worth of school year learning!
More Time to Explore Their Interests
During the school year parents are at work all day and students are in class for eight hours. The few hours students have before dinner is served are crucial for after-school activities and completing homework. Students aren’t really offered the chance to try new things during the school year, and when they are, they’d much rather spend them doing non-academic activities. Summer frees up your students’ schedules, and offers them the opportunity to try something new! There are many STEM summer camps that are intended to mix fun with STEM to show students there is a world of untapped knowledge waiting for them!
In conclusion, incorporating STEAM programs into your child’s summer plans is a win-win situation. It helps combat the summer fog by keeping their minds active and engaged, while also providing them with a chance to explore new interests and expand their horizons. As you embark on this exciting journey, consider enrolling your child in iCode Plano’s summer camps, offering over 20 unique camps tailored to their interests. Plus, take advantage of the special offer to save $50 on your 5-day summer camp enrollment. Let the summer adventures begin at iCode Plano!