Summer Learning Fun

Apr 24, 2013 by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman | summer camp, Summer Slide Prevention

Enrich your child’s summer with fun activities that will help prevent summer learning loss.  Here are some educational activities your child can do that balance learning with fun.

Become a Junior Volunteer: Volunteering for a nonprofit organization is a way for your child to contribute to the community in which they live. Locate a nonprofit in your area that advocates for a social cause your child is interested in and find out if they have a Junior Volunteer Program. Helping others can be a rewarding experience and can teach your child character building skills. Visit United We Serve to locate a nonprofit that matches your child’s interests.

Start a book club: The popularity of books written for children have grown over the past few years. What is your child’s favorite book? Do their friends read the same book? If so, help your child start a book club with their peers. It will give your child a chance to enhance their overall reading skills while they socialize.

Join a summer program at the local library: Some libraries offer free reading and science programs for children. These types of programs give your child an opportunity to practice their skills over summer break. Contact your local library to find out if they offer educational summer programs for children.

Enroll into a specialty camp: What does your child enjoy doing in their spare time? Camp has evolved and you can now find specialty camps based around areas such as music, art, science, math or sports. Visit the American Camp Association to research accredited specialty camps for your child.

What summer enrichment activities have been successful in helping your child prevent summer learning loss? Leave a comment on our Facebook page to let us know!


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