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My kids haven’t been in school for a few years, we home school now. And this summer we’ve decided to do a little home school every day. I want to keep their skills up and move them into the next grade early in the fall.
I do remember though, when they were in school that when they go back they spend forever re-learning basics that they learned the last year. Math I think is the most time wasted. So I’m a firm believer in keeping their brains just as active as you keep their bodies…. So… Why not try some summer workbooks like, the widely popular Summer Bridge Activities® workbooks.
Keep kids engaged and learning when they aren’t in school.
Summer Bridge Activities® workbooks help keep kids’ skills sharp. And this year they have the new book Summers Matter: 10 Things Every Parent, Teacher & Principal Should Know About June, July & August, by Matthew Boulay, Ph.D., founder of the National Summer Learning Association.
Written in an engaging and fast-paced style, “Summers Matter” is a fun and easy read that will empower parents and educators alike. Readers will be entertained by the quotes and anecdotes, surprised by the facts, and, ultimately, encouraged by the knowledge that they can – and should – foster learning even when schools are closed.
Mixing evidence, stories and expert accounts in a highly readable format, Summers Matter introduces readers to the problem of summer learning loss and provides tips and guidance for parents, teachers, and principals. Amid the bruising battles over how to transform our system of education, summer learning promises a clean slate. By turning our attention to this forgotten season, this groundbreaking book will reinvigorate the American way of learning and schooling.
In short, Summers Matter makes a convincing argument that the months of June, July, and August are as important as the months from September through May.
Keep those kids learning all year round and remember learning can be fun. It doesn’t have to be all about books. Enrichment comes from being outside and having fun too.