• Posts tagged with Summer Learning

    Plug Up the Summer Brain Drain

    Plug Up the Summer Brain Drain

    Avoiding Summer Brain Drain No one will deny that a young brain needs to rest after a long school year, but most parents and teachers agree summer vacation is too long a period to go without any mental activity. Many teachers complain that the first month or two of the school year is spent bringing [...]
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    Beyond Summer Reading

    Beyond Summer Reading

    Make Summer Reading Fun Does your child dread summer reading? If they don’t like the assigned books, that’s one thing, but if they’re not interested in reading at all, there may be a problem. Often it takes a parent’s guidance to ignite a child’s passion for reading. Luckily, summer is the perfect time to transform [...]
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    Summer Plans Start Now!

    Summer Plans Start Now!

    Summer Plans For the Whole Family Summer is a few months away, but smart parents know that now is the time to start planning. During the school year everyone is busy with schoolwork, sports, and a host of other activities. Summer grinds all that to a halt. Many families enjoy the change of pace as [...]
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    Fun Summer Activities That Help Develop Fine Motor Skills

    Fun Summer Activities That Help Develop Fine Motor Skills

    Running out of ideas for fun yet educational summer activities for your small child? Connie McCarthy from SchoolFamily.com featured three enjoyable outdoor summer activites that help develop fine motor skills. They require no paper, pencils, or electronic devices! Activity One: A beach pail and a small, clean paint brush (about 3 inches wide, the kind used for indoor trim.) Directions: […]

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