Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Introducing... Summer Learning Fun!

Memorial Day has come and gone, which means summer is just around the corner!

A common concern for both teachers and parents is how to keep kids active in learning during the summer, so that they don't lose the progress they made during the school year, or so they can be better prepared for school in the fall.

Now, when I say learning, I don't mean workbooks and drill sheets. Summer is a great time to promote active, hands-on learning experiences! Sounds messy and time-consuming, right? Well, it doesn't have to be. (Of course, what's life without a little mess?) There are ways to turn your everyday summer activities into great learning experiences- the kind of experiences that will be much more meaningful and beneficial to kids than making them sit down and do a worksheet every once in awhile.

This series of blog posts will be dedicated to sharing ideas and resources for promoting fun and engaging learning experiences with kids during the summer. (The community resources I share will be those found in Utah, since that is where I'm currently living.) Topics will include literacy, math, science, social studies, physical fitness, and more! Ideas will also be geared towards different ages in the early childhood years.

I'd love to hear about your summer learning ideas as well, so leave a comment or message me if you'd like to share your ideas or resources on this blog. (

Watch for at least one Summer Learning Fun post every week, and let the learning fun begin!

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