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Five ideas for summertime activities for your kids .

Posted on: Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Hot dogs and hamburgers, picnics and watermelon, movies and popcorn – certain things just go together!  Like summer time and what to do with the kids to keep them happy, and actively engaged.
Just in case reading and writing are not on your list here are suggestions to create some independent time for the kids but also help stop the dreaded summer learning loss.

  1. Let your child start a summer scrap book of favorite happenings.
    • Make pictures, and write captions
  2. Encourage oral book reviews
    • Have them dress up as their favorite character
  3. Make a list of favorite things to do
  4. Create a menu for a picnic
  5. Start a diary

Research has shown us that frequent writing makes better readers – “Writing to Read, Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading”.  An easy way to help your children get started with some independent reading and writing time is to take a quick trip to the library or bookstore, or even go on line,  Take a look at  The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series for the older kids and The Flat Stanley books by Jeff Brown.

Now that the kids are busy send us a quick tweet let us know is you enjoyed your new found free time!

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