The kids in our area have been out of school for three weeks now and while I’m delighted to see my grandson enjoying his summer “off,” I can’t help thinking school is going to be back sooner than we think. If you have a child that struggled with their times tables at the end of fourth grade, fifth grade is coming soon, and without practice over the summer, fifth grade is going to be even harder. What to do?
activities for summer
If you have a visual learner, a reading program may be the last thing you want to think about this summer. Never fear – your local library knows how to make reading fun for your child, so it’s easy on you. Our local library, like so many others around the country, has a variety of special reading events throughout the summer to keep kids reading.
The key to keeping the drain plugged without making it a chore is keeping it FUN! It doesn’t have to take up more than a few minutes per day and summer provides unique opportunities for hands-on learning. We have sorted through lists and searched everywhere for the best ideas so you can enjoy your break too. Our summer eBook is perfect for keeping brains active. Download the book today to get insider tricks on how to stop summer learning loss.
This last month of school can be challenging for everyone. Kids are squirrely. Parents are feeling burned out from all the end of year activities and a full year of homework battles. And, teachers are at their wits end trying to keep everyone engaged just a little bit longer. Not to worry, we have some great ideas for brain breaks and alternative learning activities to keep the kids interested.
Summer lends itself to lots of outdoor activities for learning. Getting the whole body involved is a great way to encourage visual learners to continue learning while still having fun. We have found lots of STEAM activities to keep the kids engaged.
This summer we are going to focus on the basics to keep the kids’ minds fresh and active while they are enjoying the freedom that summer provides. We have some great new ideas for reading that lend themselves to the extra time of summer. We will help the kids make a summer journal to keep […]