Tip of the Week

April 21, 2014

Strengthen executive function skills on vacation!

Vacation week provides many opportunities to strengthen executive function skills. Baking treats is a delicious way to practice planning, organizing, and following multi-step directions. If you’re up for a little adventure, planning a day trip from beginning to end requires research, planning, prioritizing and flexible thinking. And for a little old-school, whole-family fun, board games like Monopoly, Clue, and chess help practice longer-term planning, strategic thinking, and even some mental math. There are tons of ways to strengthen executive function skills without your child even realizing she’s learning!