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how do you entertain a 7 yr old child who loves school, when school is out for the summer

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Asked by JordansMom1031 at 4:03 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • keep up the tutoring, if your at home with the child buy some books and give him "homework" if you send him to a summer program make sure its one that does some kind of learning activity. ive seen alot of them in my area, it helps kids retain what they learned and not fall back!!!

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 4:08 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • What it is about school that they like? Is it the learning or being with friends? If it's the love of school then you could do what we are doing and homeschool. My dd loves to learn so we are going to work on school stuff about 1-2 hours a day during the summer. If it's the friends then set up some play dates or get her into some summer activites.

    Answer by sadira29 at 4:09 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • you can buy age related work books and give him assignments
    I have always given my kids school work to do on vacations, not a lot just enough so they woudn't forget what they learned. A lot of the things we do during the summer are fun projects that they don't even realize it is a school lesson. planting a garden, baking/cooking, making a kite from scratch, baking a cake in a cardboard box, kick the can ice cream, art projects just to name a few.

    Answer by justgrape723 at 4:15 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • As Sadria29 said
    1) Does he like school for friends? If so, find lots of get togethers and playground days.
    2) Does he like school for learning? Go to any of the homeschooling groups here on the Cafe and search the lists for kid friendly websites and printables.
    3) Does he like school just to be gone all day? Find some day programs at local museums, etc. that he can attend

    Answer by auroragold at 7:29 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Find activities, that will keep them busy, camps, church programs, friends who have children who are the same age and who are willing to set up play dates. Summers are hard, but please keep them off the t.v. Good luck, Its always hard on MOM's as well as the kids

    Answer by Debhon at 11:57 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • libraries have lots of books and summer programs. park districts have low cost summer programs. you may also want to look into enrichment classes.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:42 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

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