20 Ways you can keep kids learning over summer

kids play photoSummer seems to rapidly approach every year and parents allowing their kids to have fun is extremely important, but you also want to ensure they are learning in some capacity.

 

 

Here are 20 ways that all parents can keep their child learning this summer:

  1. Take them to your local library!
  2. Read to your child, and with your child, regularly.
  3. Help them master different math concepts as you cook together.
  4. Play counting and math games while swimming in the pool.
  5. Use science terms to study nature.
  6. Complete science experiments as a family in your kitchen.
  7. Do arts and crafts together a few times a week outdoors.
  8. Listen to educational songs and talk about the lyrics and compare it to poetry and poetic terms.
  9. Create your own musical sounds all over the house.
  10. Learn sign language or another foreign language over the summer vacation.
  11. Grow a garden in the backyard with your children and have them help out.
  12. Make a Scrapbook about your family adventures over the years using art supplies.
  13. Get involved in a local charity and commit to volunteering there regularly.
  14. Visit a new local business every week and interview the owner.
  15. Take a trip to the local fire station to learn about fire safety.
  16. Teach your child about recycling and complete a project together.
  17. Study a new country each week (Canada, France, and Greece are great ones to begin with).
  18. Visit local museums to help stimulate your child’s mind.
  19. Visit your local playground to promote physical activity in your children!
  20. Read “Good News” out of the newspaper daily.  Use the opportunity to also discuss the classifieds and sports sections.    As you can see, these 20 activities will help your child learn in more ways than you ever imagined. It doesn’t take much to get the learning train rolling, but you do have to start somewhere. Try a few of these activities each week to keep your child learning throughout the summer.

It doesn’t take much to get the learning train rolling, but you do have to start somewhere. Try a few of these activities each week to keep your child learning throughout the summer in more ways than you ever imagined

Source: Tough Cookie Mommy