May 2021 | Focus: Active Summer Learning
Summer of Fun & Learning
Summer vacation is often seen as a “break” from education. These days, this is particularly true. Given the toll the pandemic has taken on all of us this year, everyone is entitled to some free time. In the balance of it all, it is still important to keep our kids learning and growing this summer.
Research shows that learning should never stop, no matter what the season. The summer is an ideal time for students of all ages to strengthen their academic skills, while still having plenty of time left over for summer activities. As you help your kids fill their days with family, friends, and fun, please consider ways to keep them engaged in learning.
This month's Learning Focus is about providing families with creative ways to engage children in active learning all summer long!
Creative Summer Learning Ideas
Our friends at Scholastic have put together a great list of Creative Summer Learning Ideas to keep our kids' minds active and engaged throughout the summer months. From road-trip bingo to ice cube experiments, children can have some summer fun while practicing important math, literacy, and critical thinking skills!
Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources
To help combat summer learning loss, Edutopia contributor, Matt Davis has curated a few fun and free education resources for kids and parents to use over summer break. Check out his Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources that are sure to engage, entertain, and encourage learning.
Common Sense Media: Summer Reading List
School may be out for summer, but June, July, and August are the perfect time for kids to crack open a great book. The experts at Common Sense Media have compiled a list of age appropriate books frequently featured on summer reading lists. You can browse their essential Summer Reading List to find that compelling, funny, or inspiring summer read.