5 Easy Summertime Tips for Learning
Now that your kiddos are out for the summer, here are some ways to keep the learning going.
Tip 1: Create a bucket list with your child
- Include “places I will go” and “things I will do.” This can even be done with preschoolers with a little help.
Tip 2: Read
- Reading is one of the most important ways to promote learning during the summer. Reading can be done anywhere and at any time. Include simple everyday items as well as books, such as the back of a cereal box, a menu, a grocery list, and a recipe.
Tip 3: Cooking with kids
- Cooking is such a wonderful & fun way to promote all kinds of math, science, language, literacy, and life skills. Clean-up time is important too! A little time learning to clean up teaches responsibility & a responsible child is a successful one!
Tip 4: Board Games
- Introduce your child to a few new board games over the summer. Board games promote strategical thinking, a sense of fairness, playing by the rules, taking a turn, as well as all kinds of core concepts for learning. Be patient when you are playing & keep it fun!
Tip 5: Get outside & play
- Outdoor play is a critical component to addressing the needs of the whole child. Outdoor play offers many opportunities for exercise, play, and exploring the child’s natural environment. Throwing in a scavenger hunt or a family walk in the park is a great way to build memories, get a little exercise & promote learning.
I hope your child’s summer is filled with many wonderful opportunities to learn, play, and relax with the family!
Kristin Rude is the Owner and Center Director of FasTracKids, Del Mar. She previously taught in the Del Mar Union School District. Kristin obtained her teaching credential from the University of San Diego and has her Masters degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on second language learners. When Kristin is not working, motherhood keeps her plenty busy with her 2 children, Connor, age 3 & Katherine, age 2. She looks forward to having her own children beneﬁt from the FasTracKids program. Spending time with her family, golﬁng, traveling, and continuously learning are among her favorite activities.