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Summer Learning Activities

Activities to Keep Them Learning All Summer Long


Keep Them Learning With Summer Learning Activities

It may seem as though learning needs to take a vacation right along with your child this summer, but that's not that case. It may not be easy to get your child to sit down for a formal summer schooling session, but there are a number of summer learning activities and summer reading lists that can be used to supplement your child's fun and prevent summer learning loss.

Summer Reading
Your child may moan and groan at the thought of assigned reading, which is probably why many school districts and teachers hesitate to assign books to be read over the summer.

That doesn't mean that your child shouldn't be reading. Whether he's entering kindergarten in the fall and practicing his reading readiness skills or is moving out of picture books and devouring chapter books by the shelf, there are always new books to be explored

Summer Math Activities
There are a number of ways for you to teach math skills at home, but your child doesn't necessarily have to stay home this summer to practice his math. Luckily, math can be found everywhere and, as teachers and parents know, it's important to make use of those teachable moments when they occur. Be on the lookout for those teachable math moments in the following places:

Summer Science Activities
Summer is the perfect time to learn more about science and nature. Whether it's reading about and learning how to garden, building a bird feeder or planting a butterfly garden, summer weather and life forms provide great opportunities to keep learning about science all summer long. Some other ways to prevent that summer learning loss are to:

  • Invest in a science kit. Science kits are excellent for the self-directed learner, one who wishes to explore a topic at his own pace. Your budding IT professional will enjoy an electronics or circuit board kit while your ecologically-minded child is likely to love a rock tumbler or crystal-growing kit.

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