Summer is a time for rest and relaxation. It gives your children a much-needed break from school, which is a good thing. However, you want to make sure that your children don’t stop engaging their brains with educational summer activities. Here are a few ways to make sure your child or children continue learning throughout the summer.
Visit the Library
Libraries are great resources for summer learning for children. Many public libraries feature summer reading programs. They also often host summer events that your child may be interested in. There are plenty of options your child may enjoy there, such as magazines, movies, and audio books
Get Involved In Your Community
There may be summer programs where your child can participate in drama, dance, music, arts or physical fitness activities. These are great ways for your child to learn new skills and interact with others. Festivals celebrating different cultures and events typically have educational activities for children as well. You can also visit museums, nature centers, parks, and recreational locations for more educational and physical activities.
Find Activities on the Internet
There are tons of educational and interactive activities for children on websites like Pinterest. There are also many ideas on how to keep your children learning from organizations like Scholastic, Education World, and GreatSchools.org. Here you might find activities like using math skills to run a lemonade stand, keeping a journal, various arts and crafts, planting a garden, writing to a pen pal, and many more.
These are all excellent ways to keep your child’s brain active this summer so that when they head back to school in the fall, they will be refreshed and yet still engaged intellectually. The key is to keep your child involved with activities that interest her or him while also encourage learning new skills or using skills they have already learned.
For more information on giving children a positive educational experience, take a look at our website to learn more about the Milton Montessori School. We help to create a positive, safe environment where children can grow, learn, and express themselves using the highest potential.