With only a few more weeks until the end of the school year, you may be wondering how you’ll keep your young scholars learning over the summer. You know that just because school is out, it doesn’t mean that education is also “on break,” but your children, on the other hand, may feel a little differently. That’s why in this blog, we’re going to share some summer learning resources that will stimulate fun while fostering learning. What could be better?
By the Book
According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition, 77% of kids ages 6–17 and 94% of parents believe reading books over the summer helps kids during the school year.”
If your child loves to read, then this one’s easy. Challenge them by signing them up for the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge. It’s a free program that offers children the chance to update their progress and earn rewards.
If you have a reluctant reader, remember that any reading is good reading. In our blog “Reaching the Reluctant Reader,” we stated:
Sure we want students to read traditional books, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a wealth of age-appropriate, non-traditional reading materials out there. The goal is to jumpstart your child’s desire to read, and whatever does that is great.
In the article “Growing a Summer Math Garden,” Education World states:
More than 70 percent of recently-surveyed middle school math teachers recognize that students regress more in math than in any other subject during the summer break — and take longer to get back up to speed in the fall.
That statistic is alarming, but fortunately we’ve found some fun ways to help your young learner practice math over the summer and enjoy it too!
In “Growing a Summer Math Garden,” you’ll see how to incorporate things like sports, bedtime stories, television, meals, and just as the name suggests, gardening to help sharpen your child’s math skills throughout the summer months.
"Math in the Home” on Math.com is another article true to its name, offering detailed activities for different age groups and skill levels.
For more ideas, visit our blog “Leaning Math in Real Life.”
How do you keep your child learning over summer break? Let us know on our social media.