In addition to Theme Days this summer, we’ll be doing summer school with the kids.
Goal #1: Keep our daughter fresh on all she learned in kindergarten, and to work on alphabets, colors and numbers for our 3-year old son.
Goal #2: Have something for our kids to do that’s planned/organized. 🙂 I’m choosing Tuesday and Wednesday as school days. That gives us Monday off, and Thursday to prepare for Theme Day on Friday.
That’s at least 3 days a week where we have at least a 20-30 minute activity to do. We just finished day two of summer school and I am loving having a planned activity! Even if it’s just a few minutes, it’s a big deal to the kids, and after we finish, they are so happy to go play on their own and entertain themselves.
So, our schedule will be as follows:
Tuesdays – Our son will do alphabet/number puzzles or watch a Leap Frog video about letters and numbers. Our daughter will illustrate and write a short story each Tuesday. We’re planning to scan them all in and make a photo book online of her whole summer’s worth of stories!
Wednesdays – Creative learning day. Paints, shaving cream, chalk… something fun! Our daughter will work on math/numbers on Wednesdays, as well as have individual reading time.
That’s it! Just a short activity to keep the summer moving.
Anybody out there have good ideas on creative ways to teach kids over the summer, with a little hint of fun? 🙂