Children have to learn so many math concepts in the early years of school: shapes, patterns, counting, addition, subtraction, sizes, reasoning, problem solving and more. These skills can be easily reinforced at home and often increase your child’s understanding of some concepts.
One of my son’s preschool friends came over with her family for a playdate. I wanted to go for a hike. They suggested a park a couple miles from my house where there were geocaches. What’s a geocache you say? This is a great way to spend time with your family and learn a lot in the process!
If you live in the southwest as I do, summertime means more time inside as temperatures exceed 110˚. Alternatively, if you and your children have spent enough time outside in the sun and humidity where you live, why not have some fun and learning in the kitchen?
We use math all the time, even though we may not think about it. Use some practical and fun activities to show your child the importance of math, even during summer break.
During the summer months, you want to keep kids busy. That’s not always easy to do with so many fun and exciting things holding their attention. Kids need a breather, but they also need to keep learning as much as possible during summer break. The right job might be the solution.
Do you want inexpensive art media? Do you want your students to experience different textures, use their imagination, express individuality and get some fresh air and exercise at the same time? Well, it is time to take an art hike and don’t forget to bring along a pail or bag for collecting.
Generations of students have enjoyed using Popsicle or craft sticks as an interesting art material. The versatile sticks can be painted and glued to make interesting figures, sculptures, gifts and even games. Stock your classroom with a box of craft sticks and present some ideas to your group.
Just as it is important to eat a proper diet, get plenty of rest and take care of yourself, exercise is important to optimal brain health. Help your kids stay sharp over summer break with fun and engaging physical activities.
Summer should be the most active time for a child, so you have to make learning interesting and fun. What types of activities are fun and educational that children will be interested in?
Use the summer to explore real-life application of math skills and give your child the opportunity to study mathematical situations in depth.