As summer approaches I tend to get a lot of “How do you keep your kids from forgetting things over the summer?” In regards to our schooling. I think I get this more than other parents because my friends and acquaintances know that we homeschool and I think they expect me to have researched resources already (which I usually have). So, in no particular order here are a few ways I’ll be keeping the things my kids have learned this past school year fresh in their minds while we take our summer break.
2) Math :: Workbooks are my go-to for keeping math skills sharp over the summer. Depending on your children’s ages and skill levels you can find an appropriate workbook(s) from a lot of different companies and publishers. My favorites are from Kumon Publishing.
4) Screen Time :: Yep. I said it. Screen time can be educational and can also save your sanity. Look for apps, shows, and games that can help your kids sharpen their skills, learn new skills, or develop critical thinking. Road trips, rainy days, and mandatory afternoon quiet time are a great time to sneak in some learning.
How do you sneakily (or not so sneakily) keep your kids from having summer learning loss?