Today we’re going to talk about four exciting summer learning activities for children.
It is a bittersweet moment for teachers because even though you finally get to enjoy the summer break, you’ve gotten children to a point where they are so much more mature and receptive to learning. However, you have to pass them on to the text teacher.
IF YOU’RE A PARENT THOUGH, you’ve got your hands full right now because the sun’s out and the kids are really excited to be outside. You can’t possibly be outside every moment of the day as you probably have a have a lot on your plate.
So today, we’re going to look at a few activities that you can do with your children both, indoors and outdoors. We’ll also assess where we can blend the two together so that it flows.
#1. Basic Learning
Your children can engage in about 10-15 minutes of reading, followed by having them writing a 1-2 sentence summary about it. They can also write a letter to a relative describing it to them. They can then explain it to you verbally so that you’re practicing different learning skills.
If possible, plan for about 10-15 minutes of math as well.
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#2. Intrigue Learning
Integrate your child’s interests into the learning. For example, let’s say your child is into cars at the moment. If you go out to the beach, have your children design what their ideal car might look like in the sand. You can then take a picture of it. They can take that picture and do a more formal sketch on paper followed by some research to learn about what parts they need, where they can obtain it from, and how to build it. Collect everything, including the materials and build a small prototype.
This will cater to almost any form of learning need and will keep your children intrigued and focused.
#3. Surroundings Learning
When you go outside with your children, have them notice their surroundings. For example, take a look at the different shades, sizes or types of trees. Incorporate as many of the five senses as possible for whole body learning.
You can take this a step further and have your children design a postcard based on what they’ve noticed. Then talk about who their audience will be and how they’ll captivate them with their writing. Once they’ve created and written in it, you can send it to their chosen audience members.
#4. Fun Learning
Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:
- The reasons why it’s important for children to engage in summer learning.
- Four strategies: basic learning, intrigue learning, surroundings learning, and fun learning.
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I’ll see you next Friday at 5:30pm PST.
Until I see you next time, remember to create, experience & teach from the heart.