Keep Them ENGAGED!



Keep your child's brain developing over the summer break, especially when it comes to math and reading skills! 
Students need to stay engaged in fun learning activities, and keep their bodies tuned, so their minds stay sharp!   
Every child needs to play outside every day and find fun ways to exercise indoors if the weather keeps them in. Keeping the mind exercised can be a little more challenging, so here are a few ideas to keep children thinking all summer long!


📚 READ TOGETHER EVERY DAY!


Play Games: Traditional games keeps young minds sharp and are a lot of fun! Card games such as Blink, Crazy 8s and Go Fish~
Board games such as chess and checkers~ Car games such as Buzz, I Spy and 20 Questions~ are all fun and easy to play.

📚 READ EVERY DAY!
Take a Summer Reading Challenge: Make reading a competitive event. Most children respond well when they set goals and earn rewards. Reading as few as five books will ensure growth in reading skills! This site offers just a few good book lists to help you:

Baxter Memorial offers a Summer Reading Challenge  and many other public libraries offer programs that run all summer long with great incentives!

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading and TD Bank Summer Reading programs can also be a great incentive for young readers!


📚 READ TOGETHER EVERY DAY!

Learn with Technology:
Bedtime Math- Fun problems for the whole family!
Wonder of the Day!
Sparklebox- Literacy Resources


📚 READ EVERY DAY!

Enjoy Real Life Experiences Together Have your child help compute the change they will receive when shopping, or plan a road trip completely, including predicting how many miles they will travel. 

Talk Often with your child and point out reading materials 
  wherever possible:  Read menus, magazines and newspapers,
  signs, brochures, maps, guidebooks, smart phones, ipads, etc.
Make Time for Simple Fun!
     The Formula Mom Blog offers some great ideas!  http://formulamom.com/30-things-to-do-with-kids-this-summer/
 


Connecting learning to our everyday lives,
helps our children realize the importance
of math and reading skills.


📚 READ TOGETHER EVERY DAY!







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