This summer we're sharing a collection of Tips that we feel are deserving of a second look. Our hope is that you'll find a few useful gems you may have missed along the way. Enjoy!
Make summer writing fun by incorporating technology. If you’re traveling for vacation, urge your child to chronicle your family’s adventures by becoming a photo-journalist. The Day One Journal app encourages writing with its easy-to-use interface and persistent (optional) reminders to update the journal regularly. Your child adds text and photos, and the app automatically logs his location, time and more. The Postagram app makes it fun to keep in touch with siblings at camp, grandparents and friends. Postagram allows your child to design, write, edit, add pictures and send (via US Mail) his very own postcard directly from the iPad. Websites like Shutterfly.com allow your child to upload pictures, write fun captions, and create hardcover keepsakes. Whatever app or website your child chooses, the key is to use technology as a vehicle to make summer writing easy, accessible and fun.
Learn more about executive function skills and how to best support your child via the Engaging Minds Blog.
The Engaging Minds Difference
Engaging Minds offers a unique approach to traditional tutoring: we teach students how to learn and provide them with academic skills and strategies they need to succeed over the long-term. In addition to providing support in writing, reading comprehension, and problem-solving, we focus on teaching the increasingly important executive function skills (organization, prioritization, initiation of tasks, time management, planning, goal-setting) and guide students to become independent and self-confident learners. With these fundamental skills in place, students are better able to effectively approach, manage and complete nightly homework assignments, and are better poised to achieve their full potential.