5 Things To Do This Summer To Keep Kids Learning



Huge thanks to Galileo Learning for sponsoring today’s discussion and helping me find ways to keep my child learning over the summer with Camp Galileo Summer Camps!

School or not, I think learning is never really just confined in within the 4 walls of a classroom. So even if your child won’t be in school for the next few weeks, don’t worry, there are lots of ways to keep them learning over their summer vacation, including the use of KLS as learning material. Here are 5 things you can do:

1. Give your child a reading list.

Choose a couple of short but nice books that you think your child will like and make it a goal for him or her to finish reading everything before the next school year starts. Make sure that the books you choose are appropriate for their age and is something that they’d consider interesting.

Reading

2. Let them complete some fun activity sheets.

Pinterest is a good place to search for fun activity sheets for kids of all ages. Disney also releases some sheets which I post here from time to time. These range from simple coloring sheets to mazes to puzzles. For older kids, try challenging them to solve sudoku puzzles in different levels of difficulty.

Activity Sheets

3. Go out and play.

Going out of the house with your child and perhaps just playing at the park is a good way to teach your child some good social skills. Observe how they interact with other kids and encourage them to play with them. Playing outside and noticing the small things (the sky, the flowers and plants, the cars around) also helps them become more aware of their surroundings.
Go Out And Play

4. Visit the local museum, library, garden or zoo.

Wherever you are, there’s probably at least one establishment (museum, library, garden or zoo) that you can visit with your kids. Check to see if you can opt for a guided tour so you can know more about the displays, animals, or plants. Or you can just go around on your own pace so you can just visit the areas that interest you and your child the most.

Visit

5. Send your child to a summer camp.

I remember my parents sending us to summer camps when I was young. Those camps helped me develop my talents and they gave me more confidence in interacting with other kids (I was very quiet and shy as a kid). Summer camps are usually fun and educational so I’m sure any kid would enjoy attending one.

Galileo Summer Camps is worth checking out because they have programs for kids Pre-K to 8th grade with different themes so you can choose the best one for your child! Save $30 with promo code 2014INNOVATION when you sign up now!

Camp Galileo

These are just a few of the things you can do to encourage your child to continue learning even outside the classroom. Just remember to not be limited by just one method of teaching because different kids learn differently.

 

This article is sponsored by Galileo Learning.




Comments

5 Things To Do This Summer To Keep Kids Learning — 29 Comments

  1. I can’t wait when we have a munchkin to take around town during the summer. There are a lot of great parks and activities going on where we live!

  2. These are great tips. My oldest is old enough for some of these yet, but we can still attempt them. She’d love the one on one time.

  3. I love these Ideas. I have the reading for my older kids but will be ding some of these activities with my toddler.

  4. great ideas, i love keeping my kids busy especially during the summer!!! always in extra curricular activities too!

  5. I did go to camp as a child, but never summer camp. During the summer I always went to summer school. Camp Galileo Summer Camp sounds fun, but nothing compares to summer school. Thank you for sharing this review.

  6. I am definitely saving this list! We can do some of them with our two year old, but as she gets older, we will want to make sure she keeps very busy in the summer, mind and body!

  7. These are such great ideas! I can’t wait to have a little one of our own to take to all the local sites, there are so many great options for kids all around you, you just have to look! One of my favorite things to do during the summer is finding a farm to go fruit picking on, with a little research and preparation you can have an amazing time!

  8. I love the idea of a reading list, if they don’t get a long one from school already. My last few years in school, I had ridiculously long summer reading lists.

  9. Good suggestions all, We keep ours studying a bit (Kahn Academy) Then we let him go do stuff, He’s heading to camp in a week

  10. This is great. I’m always looking for academic activities for the kiddos. Summer used to be fun, when I was a kid, but as a parent, I think it’s too much work.
    Since I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic, I’ve put together a list of my own local musical activities at http://www.ifoundmusik.com I hope it’ll keep my kids entertained all summer.

    • Hi Amelia! I checked out your blog and it looks great! Glad to virtually meet a fellow blogger from the Bay Area! 🙂

      -Isis
      Bay Area Mommy

  11. Great ideas, that you shared with us, I like taking kids to free museums weekly to see new things, and I love taking my grandchildren to the grocery store with me and let them pick the next meal to cook, alternate kids, is a lot of fun, Kids love to learn and they will even pick a recipe out of a cookbook to try to make. Thank you for sharing

  12. The library and the park are our go to’s during the summer along with crafts and swimming. I also make a craft list and we buy all the supplies to make everything on the list, children love the shopping too!

  13. Great tips for low cost activities. I like the going to the Library, garden, zoo and museum. These are fun things to do all summer long.

  14. I love all of these suggestions and number one on my list is always reading. i love to take the kids to the library where they have story hour and other activities during the summer

  15. There are so many options out there for finding activities for kids now-a-days. But it’s good to see the classics there – reading, going to camp, and hitting up museums and zoos and the like.

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