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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.