Summer is a time to relax and enjoy plenty of fun in the sun, but it’s also an important opportunity for kids to continue learning so they’ll be ready for school in the fall.
Did you know that teachers spend about four to eight weeks each fall reviewing and reteaching material that kids forgot over the summer? No need to do math flashcards or vocabulary worksheets to keep your little ones from falling behind, but it’s a good idea to incorporate fun learning activities into kids’ summer schedules.
Here’s how kids can continue learning during the summer months:
Plan outings to fun places that are also educational, like botanical gardens, planetariums, museums or historic homes.
Start an outdoor book club
Get other parents and kids together to discuss books al fresco.
Grow some veggies
Gardening teaches kids the basics of science while encouraging healthy eating.
Looking for a great rainy-day activity? Chess teaches kids strategic thinking and can be a lifelong hobby.
Try some at-home science experiments
Train budding scientists with science experiments using household items like these.
At the Children’s Enchanted Learning Center, we make learning fun in the summertime and all year round. We offer a variety of extracurricular programs, including Spanish classes for kids ages 3 and up and STEM activities for 3- to 5-year-olds. Call us at 281-991-3999 to book a tour of our facility and find out more about how we help kids learn and grow.