Tips to Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer
As you are getting your kids ready for summer, you may want to make some slight adjustments in your plans. Interestingly, children can lose between one and two months of reading and math skills throughout the summer months. If your child continues to learn throughout the summer, it will be extremely beneficial to your child when school starts up again.
Unfortunately, your children are probably not going to be too excited about sitting down to work on workbooks or go through flashcards during their summer break. Finding a fun way to teach your children can be tricky, but not impossible. Here are some ideas to get you started…
- Grow a garden. Get your children outside with you and plant a family garden. Ask them what kind of plants they want in the garden and teach them about the process of growing plants. Discuss what plants need to live and how you can take care of them. Then, teach them how to prepare new foods that you were able to grow in your garden.
- Read with your child. Keep your children reading at their grade level by being engaged with their reading. Make sure they are reading books that they are excited about. Develop a reward system for reading for 30 minutes a day.
- Utilize your time in the car. If you are going on a long car trip, you can use the time in the car to your benefit. Get a map of the United States and have them identify different states on license plates and then point them out on the map.
This summer, you can be sure that your children have fun and are also able to keep their minds actively engaged.