Summer Activities: 3 Great Reasons to Encourage Kids to Keep a Summer Journal by Cynthia Miller

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3 years ago
Summer Activities: 3 Great Reasons to Encourage Kids to Keep a Summer Journal

A summer journal can encourage writing skills and help kids avoid the Summer Slide. But it's also a great way to encourage children to explore their emotions.

Our rule is to end every entry with: "I feel ____" [insert emotion]. It's helping my daughters become more aware of – and more comfortable talking about – their feelings. Plus, what a great treasure later on. How fun to read your journal from childhood summers as an adult!

There's nothing fancy required. We bought cheap notebooks and my daughters covered them in stickers! Make it fun and let kids be creative!

Mead Spiral Notebooks
Mead Spiral Notebooks $15
Pages are college ruled and double-sided to provide plenty of journaling space.
Summer Journal for Kids
Summer Journal for Kids $6
Has 101 lined pages for your child to write about the funny things that happen each day of the summer.
Magic Bendy Flexible Soft Pencil With Eraser
Magic Bendy Flexible Soft Pencil With Eraser $8
Kids will love writing in their journals with these fun bendy lead pencils with eraser at one end.

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