“No more pencils, No more books …”
Summer vacation is finally here and your kids couldn’t be more excited; they are ready for day after day of fun in the sun. But you may have heard that kids can lose two to three months of math and reading progress over the summer vacation, and that’s got you thinking of ways to keep them learning during the break.
The key to keeping kids engaged in academic activities is making them fun. In “Religious Learning at Home” we examined how faith-based games are excellent educational tools, and in this blog, we want to introduce you to other teacher-approved approaches to summer learning.
There are many programs available that will offer academics and/or enrichment for your young learners of all ages. Here are some links to great resources:
- Catholic Scouting
- My Connecticut Kids
- Places for Kids CT
- Connecticut Parent Magazine: Summer Camps
- Kids Camps
No matter what your children are interested in, there is something for them that'll educate them while they have a blast:
- Connecticut Kids and Family
- Cooking with Kids
- Summer Math Learning
- Arts and Crafts
- Scholastic Reading Challenges
Jack Hanna said, “The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes.” So just because the kids aren’t in the actual classroom, it doesn't mean that there are no learning opportunities. In fact, there's a whole host of fun educational activities for the whole family just waiting to be had.
If you have any ideas for summer learning, please share them with us on our social media pages.
Everyone here at the schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford hope you and your young learners have a safe and wonderful summer break!