Educational summer activities for kids provide stimulation and keep children engage in active learning. Studies have shown that without stimulation, kids can lose up to 60 percent of what they learned in school during long holidays.
Some simple planning in advance is all we need to keep them engage in learning activities.
Most families enjoy family time by going for vacations. Take this opportunity to get kids involved in planning for holidays. If they are old enough, they can help in research and read up information. Visit places of interest such as museum or memorial park provides learning opportunity for them. Let them write a journal after the trip to reinforce what they have learned.
Most kids take this opportunity to indulge in TV or computer time to kill their boredom. As parents, we can turn this passive activity into an interactive event by getting some educational DVDs such as buying this
- highly recommended by parents. Let them dance and sing away while learning multiplication tables.
There are many opportunities to practice math skills. Let them help
out in the kitchen; baking involves measurement and learns about shape.
Play store to learn about money if your kid is too young to go grocery shopping with you.
If you are reading bedtime story, continue with this nightly ritual even during holiday keep the reading habit going.
There are other guided reading activities to encourage and help your child to become a passionate reader. You can implement them during summer time.
There are still days when we may hear the inevitable “I’m bored!” from the kids.
Try these activities to stretch the kids’ imaginations, unleash their creativity and develop their thinking skills:
Let kids have the bedroom for an afternoon. They can use beddings, pillows, cushion, furniture, blankets etc….to construct fort and cave for themselves. You will be surprised how creative the kids can be with their imagination.
Gather all family members; invite friends and relatives over if you want a “Family Idol Gala”. Get the children to be the performers/singers. Let them dress up with old clothes, costumes or anything they can get around the house as accessories. Use kitchen utensils such as wooden spoons, pots etc as musical instruments. Select three adults as the judges and everyone vote for the best “Family Idol”. Everyone will have a fun time.
It does not matter when or why we need to throw a party. A kids spa party is perfect for all the little young girls and mothers to get together to enjoy themselves. Here is a book on Homemade Mask Recipes.
Have fun creating and trying out all the homemade skincare and beauty products. No worries for your little ones’ delicate skin since you know the ingredients, which go into the beauty products.
We will never go wrong to include craft activities for kids. This is the best time to do some nature craft. You can get some kids’ craft ideas here. Try making craft in an outdoor setting for a change. Enjoy the beautiful sunny day and the summer breeze.
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