Keep Kids Learning Over Summer

by | Skill Development

Your kids have probably been counting down to summer vacation for months, but for most parents, summer brings a constant struggle to keep your children entertained and educated. Research has shown that children actually lose knowledge when they are away from school for long periods of time. Fortunately, there are many ways you can keep your kids occupied and teach them something at the same time.

One great multi-tasking tip is to incorporate your kids into your everyday activities. These activities can include cooking, grocery shopping, yard work and household chores. You can make subjects like math fun by having your child measuring ingredients for their favourite recipes. Encourage your child to read on a daily basis over summer to keep up reading comprehension. Most public libraries offer free activities over summers that promote literacy.

Vacations can be great sources for learning and fun for your children. You can show your child how to research your vacation destination online and prepare an appropriate packing list. There are also many types of educational tours and activities in almost every popular destination. You can even find ways to make traveling educational for all ages. Car trips especially offer numerous opportunities for counting, observing and reading.

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