School is out --
but do you still encourage you children to learn???
I was reading an artical about "SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN"...many intersting facts came to light-“Summer learning loss affects every child,” says Matthew Boulay, interim CEO of the National Summer Learning Association,
I was shocked some students can fall more than two months behind in both math and reading.
But what Boulay and other summer learning experts are quick to point out is that doing more of the same over the break (like going into assignment mode with those workbooks and drills) isn’t necessarily the best solution. Differing from the norm seemed to be a common resolve-Take a page from the homeschooling playbook by creating multidimensional projects that capture kids’ attention.
let kids loose on some math sites like mathcats.com
and coolmath.com,coolmath4kids.com my kids favorite
If they like science-sciencewithme.com or
The Earth Science Enterprise My daughter Loves the What on Earth? game!
Do you have "learning/school" projects you do with your children through the summer??
We do reading log and after they have 3 hours of reading logged in --at about 20 minutes a day its about every other week they get a treat. Small motivation works wonders!
Are there any other great learning sites you'd like to share? Ways you incorporate learning into your summer??