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The kids are home from school! Keep up those skills over the summer by keeping their minds active to prevent summer brain drain! Kids who aren’t challenged over the summer can see losses in their math and reading skills. However, kids deserve a break, and I like to hide learning in our everyday activities. Here are some summer learning activities that don’t require a lot of time or money.
Take Educational Trips
We love to visit museums or the zoo. Read the signs. You’ll probably learn something new! Some of these places offer summer classes or camps for kids. If you are visiting national parks during your summer travels, check out the junior ranger programs. They’re educational and the kids will get a badge!
Have Kids Write In a Journal
This is great writing practice and a fun way to look back at all of the cool things you’ve done over the summer! This is a fun way to wind down at the end of the day. If you’re on the road, a travel journal is a fun way to document your travels!
Incorporate Math Into Everyday Tasks
Let the kids help you shop, budget, or have a garage sale. Incorporating money or other math skills into your everyday activities makes a big difference. Let them set up a lemonade stand and make change!
Allowing kids to read everyday provides some quiet time and keeps those reading skills up! Make it fun! Take turns reading to each other. Read outdoors. Read in a fort. Just read! 🙂
Find some workbooks for your kids to do during quiet time, in the car or on rainy days!
What are you doing this summer to prevent summer brain drain?