Summer Skill Building
For most kids, the school year is packed with homework, activities, lessons and other commitments. The slower pace of summer can be a good time to do some things that will help make the next school year a little easier.
For instance, let’s say you want to get better at sports because you have a hard time in P.E. class. If you practice throwing, catching, kicking and running skills, once school begins, P.E. won’t be such a big deal.
Just learning a few basic skills can improve your confidence. You can go to the batting cages, practice volleyball or play basketball over the summer. You’ll find that practice makes all the difference when it comes to sports. For more tips, check out this article at Kids Health, kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/fit/no_sports.html.
Art is another area where you can improve over summer. Many free online videos teach drawing step-by-step. This skill can help you illustrate book reports and science projects, for example. Visit the Arty Factory, artyfactory.com/portraits, and learn how to draw pencil portraits.
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