Summer study habits


Our children need to disconnect at least for a couple of weeks. According to several studies, it is necessary to carry out recreational-educational activities to break the academic routine.

It is necessary that in the month of July they can enjoy freedom in terms of academic tasks, which means that parents must measure their amount. The vast majority in the month of July enjoy camps and / or summer schools with playful games, these activities are enough for their mind to disconnect, and we should not worry about academic loss. You can increase the homework from mid/late July or early August, since it is true that the vacations are very long, specifically about 10 weeks.

On the other hand, we must take into account their age. A child in his or her first year of primary school does not yet have the capacity to sit and study for two hours straight reading and doing sums non-stop: How many hours should they study? This is a very common doubt. It depends on each child, his or her age, situation, character, whether what is needed is a mere review or a much needed reinforcement in a specific area.

Normally, the most reinforced areas are always mathematics and reading and writing, and it is necessary that they are accompanied mainly by games, playful stories and crafts.


Tips to avoid losing study habits in summer

Healthy eating

It is essential to maintain concentration on the task.

Adequate sleep

Resting well and sleeping the necessary hours for their age is essential. Rest so that they can have an adequate physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. Sleep and quality of rest is vital. When a child has a bad rest, his or her ability to manage emotions decreases, and these directly lead to mood swings and behavioral problems. In addition, younger children have difficulty self-regulating on their own. Therefore, a good night's sleep is a basic factor in the healthy habits of primary school children. The recommended hours are as follows:

  • 2 and 5 years: recommended sleep between 10 and 13 hours (including nap).
  • 6 and 8 years: recommended sleep between 9 and 12 hours.
  • 9 and 11 years: recommended sleep between 9 and 12 hours.

Plan a weekly weekly schedule

It is important to maintain a distribution of their work time, accompany them in this task, we can make a negotiation of work time and avoid distractions . If we agree and inform them of what their study and play times will be, it will be easier for them to get down to work when the time comes.

Studying in a suitable space

As long as it is at a table, desk, without television and distractions.

If it is possible for the study time to be in the same periods of time..

In short, it is possible that as a mother or father you may find it difficult to develop healthy habits, we live in a very changing era, perhaps too demanding and fast for our children, we tend to live under constant stress that also affects them.

It is important to enjoy every moment to be able to rest and allow our sons and daughters a healthy disconnection by enjoying some free time, without completely abandoning their routine, since every child functions better with routines, and, in addition, it is positive for their adaptation to the next school year.

As parents, we must keep in mind that the best study habits begin with their diet and rest, personal enjoyment, physical exercise, maintaining appropriate habits in work schedules, having an adequate study space, disconnecting electronic devices: tablet, cell phone, television, etc. And always stay connected with them, it is essential to spend a few minutes talking about their experiences and emotions, take advantage of any moment to talk about what they live, feel or dream, it is important to create a fruitful relationship between father, mother, son, daughter.

This way we will get them to express themselves openly, keeping connected with them is a basic pillar to teach them that they are not perfect, that they should not be, and only then will they be able to deal better with stress and their emotions.