Summer break is filled with fun moments, family time and new experiences. Unfortunately, this can also be a time when students forget most of the material they’ve learned through the school year, giving teachers a tough job at the beginning of the school year catching everyone up. Avoid the summer slump by keeping kids engaged and learning all summer long! Find ideas, tips and resources for teachers, parents, summer camp or child care workers.
We are learning all the time – go with this thought! Here are a few tips to keep your kids learning this summer. Teachers – feel free to include these ideas in a letter drafted to your parents. Send this home before classes end this school year.
Studies show that student lose knowledge over the summer with summer activities and an “off duty” mindset, which is ok to an extent. Kids need a break, but with the educational requirements becoming increasingly difficult, the more you can keep them learning during the summer months, the better.
Although it may take a bit of encouragement, completing even one of these workbook pages each week will help to call to the forefront of their minds basic skills and concepts.
Have you ever emptied the pockets of a child before throwing them in the washing machine? Chances are there have been times when you have found a handful of rocks. Rocks seem to fascinate kids. Use that interest as a springboard to learning about rocks.
Summer is almost over, but there is still time to get your child excited about learning. Here are seven fun activities that you can do with your child during the summer months (or any time) that may spur their imagination motivate them to learn.
The new school year is already around the corner! Help your child prepare with this entertaining and educational free workbook.
Most kids love being outside in the summertime. It’s a perfect time to inject science into your outdoor activities. Encourage use of all five senses. Here are a few fun and simple ideas to learn about the sun.
Are you looking for a summer project or activity that will be entertaining but provide learning opportunities? Try an engineering endeavor! It will not only promote creative thinking and problem solving but it is fun, too. And it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Let’s get started!
Are you having a children’s party, taking a trip or stuck inside on a rainy day? Perhaps you have just heard the words, “I’m bored!” one too many times. Then it is time for a scavenger hunt.
If you are looking for activities to keep your children busy over the summer, consider enrolling them in swimming lessons. Swimming is great physical activity that will keep them busy. More importantly, they can use this skill throughout their lifetimes.