Ready or not, another summer season is upon us! For months children have dreamed of an extended break from the structured school schedule. While summer is a wonderful time to decompress, parents need to be mindful of the phenomenon that has become known as the summer slump. The result of not receiving enough educational stimulation over the summer months, the slump often leads to a loss of previously acquired education. What can parents do to avoid this reversal of learning? Red Apple Reading has some tips to help your child beat the summer slump!
Although the season doesn’t officially begin until June 21, with Memorial Day now behind us, it feels like summer has already begun. If you’re like me you have mixed feelings about summertime. While I’m happy that the kids have a break from school, I cringe at the idea of them sitting around watching television and playing video games for 2 months! That’s why I attempt to have some fun educational activities for them to do throughout the season. A quick perusal of the internet reveals an endless variety of ideas for fun summer learning. Here are some of our favorites!
If your kiddos are like mine, they are ready for summer! Summer is rather magical – long days, fireflies, swimming pools and popsicles are just a few of the wonderful parts of summer vacation. As your family prepares for the summer season, why not pick up a summer read for your child? Red Apple Reading has some recommendations we think you and your little one will enjoy!
For many of us, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Why not make the most of the Labor Day weekend and spend the last few days before school begins having some fun together as a family? We have some ideas to make the “last hurrah” of summer a memorable one for you and your kiddos!
The National Summer Learning Association reports that “students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer”. How can parents help their child beat the summer slump? Red Apple Reading has 5 suggestions that will help keep your kiddo sharp over summer vacation.
Whether you’re spending time at the lake, grilling burgers or watching fireworks, we hope you will take time out for some teachable moments with your kids. Red Apple Reading has 8 Fun Fourth of July learning activities for your children to enjoy this Independence Day!
Hopefully your children are continuing to read while on their summer break! If you’re looking for some summer themed books for your kiddos – look no further! Red Apple Reading has ten terrific reads about the summer season for kids of all ages.
Summer is here! It’s time to run through sprinklers, man lemonade stands, ride bikes, and enjoy being outdoors. Fresh air and sunshine help to grow healthy kiddos; however, your child’s reading need not be compromised because of time spent outside. After all, reading and the outdoors are two great things that really do go great together! Speaking of great, Red Apple Reading has some great ideas for taking reading outside this summer.
The summer season is quickly approaching, and for many of us that means our children will be home from school. While most people probably don’t think about making a summer plan (after all, the summer season is about taking a break from our normal routine), you don’t want to get to the third day of summer vacation with a kiddo complaining of boredom and not be prepared. Red Apple Reading has a 5 item list that will ensure you and your kiddos are ready for a successful summer season.
All of us at Red Apple Reading hope you and your family are having an amazing summer. There are so many wonderful things about summer vacation, and one of the best is: more time to read! In honor of this magnificent time of year, we would like to recommend some summer themed books for your kiddos. So, let’s explore some summer sensations!