The challenge is open to all Canadian students in Grades 1 - 12 and judges will select 4 entries (one in each category) to win a $100 Chapters Gift Card. The Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad mini.
Tips for Parents: How to Prevent the Summer Slide for Your Child
Parents can take an active role in helping students prevent the academic summer slide by encouraging them to practice reading and writing every day. What can you do to keep your child's brain active this summer? Here are some tips from Oxford Learning's educational experts:
-- Encourage your children to keep reading! Reading continually improves comprehension skills and develops vocabulary. Get kids their own library card and go to the library every weekend so they can pick their own reading material or give them a digital literacy boost with e-Readers for kids!-- Summer movies can also help reel in unwilling readers. A summer release may draw children into reading the accompanying book series.-- Give your child a journal or scrapbook and encourage them to write. Tech savvy kids can create and update their own blog.-- Limit screen time. Balance media consumption with reading time. Books are recreation as much as video games, surfing the Internet, or watching TV. Variety and balance is key!-- Play games such as Sudoku or crossword puzzles. Any game with strategy and planning is great to keep the mind working. Find ways to challenge children's minds!-- Enrol your child in a class at Oxford Learning. With more than 120 locations across Canada and programs suitable for children from preschool to high school, Oxford Learning Summer Programs help ensure that students of all ages spend time exploring, discovering, creating and learning.
"Oxford Learning's summer programs ensure that your child's break from school is not a break from learning," says Dr. Whitehead. "Learning is a part of life, not just a part of school. By attending our summer learning programs, students head back to school informed, motivated, and ready to hit the ground running."
About Oxford Learning
Established in 1984, Oxford Learning has grown to include more than 120 learning centres across Canada and the United States. Oxford Learning goes beyond tutoring to help students reach their learning potential, not just for one grade or one year, but for a lifetime. Oxford Learning's unique programs teach children to learn how to learn. Just a few hours a week can make a world of difference in developing the right skills and habits to succeed. No matter what the subject or grade level, Oxford Learning breaks the cycle of hiring tutors year after year. Oxford Learning's proprietary Dynamic Diagnostic Assessment allows Oxford Learning staff to get to know each child, from academic standing to skill gaps and learning potential. With the goal of improved grades, motivation, and confidence for any child, Oxford Learning offers four main programs: Little Readers®, for children ages 3 to 6; Beyond Tutoring® for those in grades 1 to 8; Advantage High School Success for kids in grades 9 to 12, and En Francais for students in grades 1-12.
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(ii) From May 6-8, 2013 and May 13-14, 2013, Leger, The Research Intelligence Group conducted an online survey among 425 randomly selected Canadians who have children aged 6-18 years old. The margin of error-which measures sampling variability-is +/-4.8%. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current education, age, gender and region Census data to ensure samples are representative of the Canadian adult population.
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