Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Carson-Dellosa as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
SUMMER!! It’s so close my kids can taste it. While they’re busy making plans with friends and wondering how many times we’ll visit the theme parks, I worry about other things. Things I never cared about as a kid or even knew was a “thing”. Summer learning loss. It’s real and every single child can experience it. Three months is a long time to go without exercising your brain each and every day. While I do believe kids need to play and have fun to actually absorb the information we are giving them, I do get that learning has to be a constant thing.
When most kids return from summer vacation, while they may be tan from their family trip to the beach, they may fall behind in the first few weeks because they have forgotten a lot of the seemingly simple things they were taught earlier in the year. I’ve seen it in my own children. As a parent, I know there are things I can do at home to help my children grow while also having a great summer.
We do have many trips planned this summer and a few of them may require a long car ride. Thankfully, there are portable tools to keep my kids going like Summer Bridge Activities workbook from Carson-Dellosa!
My daughter is going into 6th grade. Jumping from Elementary to Middle School is huge both academically and socially, among other things. The last thing I want is for her feel less than another student because she is behind. One of the biggest complaints from workbooks that I have seen is that kids are jumping into lessons that they WILL BE learning (in this case 6th grade). But what about 5th? Why leave that behind so quickly? That’s what I love about Summer Bridge Activities which do just that – they BRIDGE the two grades. Your child gets a review of last year’s subjects while preparing for the upcoming new school year.
The workbooks just need about 15 minutes at a time, several days a week for your child to succeed and they even include physical activity to help keep things new & interesting. Each teacher-recommended, award-winning Summer Bridge Activities series is 160-pages and contains 12 weeks worth of activities based on the current standards, covering reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and as I said before, even P.E.
One of our favorite things that are included are the flash cards found in the back of every workbook. These handy cards can be used no matter what you’re doing. We’ve been taking them out with us. When we’re waiting for our food at a restaurant I’ll quiz my daughter and have fun right at the table.
Summer learning loss is real but preventale and instead of making your kids feel like they are in full-time Summer School, just a few minutes a day will keep their brain active and on the right course for a great start to the new school year. Here are some other tips you can follow to help your spark your child’s mind.
- Take a trip to your local library. Encourage your children to read every day and they’ll grow a love for books which can help further their education.
- Let them help more in the kitchen! Math skills and cooking go hand-in-hand!
- Trips to the zoo can be about animals but also about geography, as well as develop a natural curiosity about different places to visit, cultures to experience, and foods to eat.
- Utilize Carson-Dellosa’s Summer Learning Activities online resource, which provides fun and free educational games, sample books, printable worksheets, and activities to use all summer long.
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