Summer Learning Loss: How to Turn Everyday Moments Into Learning Activities for Kids by Julia Davis

Parenting
a year ago
Summer Learning Loss: How to Turn Everyday Moments Into Learning Activities for Kids

With my twins entering first grade, I’ve been bombarded with facts on summer learning loss. Luckily, I know that summer learning doesn’t have to be hard when turning everyday moments into learning activities. Here are some of my favorite activities this summer:

  • Encourage your children to make their own art projects from sticks, leaves and flowers they find outside. 
  • Set up a weekly budget before heading to the farmer’s market. Let the kids be in control! 
  • Practice division while chopping vegetables for dinner. 
  • Set up an outdoor obstacle course to discover how exercise affects your heart rate. 
  • Try summer learning-specific workbooks and learning games.

Keep it fun! The most effective summer learning happens when kids don’t feel bogged down by hours-long assignments and can still enjoy their summer.

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Nicole DeAvilla
Great tips! Learning can be fun and a natural part of ones experiences. Welcome to the tribe Julia Davis !
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Excellent tips to make learning fun this summer (and anytime)! Thanks for sharing, and we're so glad to have you as part of our tribe. Look forward to learning and growing with you, Julia Davis !
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Great ideas. Thanks, Julia Davis! Welcome to the tribe!

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