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How do you help your kids retain what they learned in school over the summer?

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ArmyWife0105

Asked by ArmyWife0105 at 10:53 AM on May. 26, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Send them to summer school.
    SeasideNative

    Answer by SeasideNative at 10:56 AM on May. 26, 2011

  • Worksheets and activities throughout the summer... Especially math...
    CeeCee333

    Answer by CeeCee333 at 11:03 AM on May. 26, 2011

  • My ds is leaving K and going into 1st. *Tears* . I asked his teacher for some worksheets to review during summer break. I also plan to get writing tablets to work on handwriting and sentences. Phonics books for math and reading. We also will plan a weekly trip to our local libary to check out a book to work out at home. Our libary offers a summer program that is free and helps keeps kids intrested in reading. Most of them offer a program of some sort. And trips to the zoo, musem, etc. Keep things fun and children will enjoy it! GL!!!
    sunsetbeach81

    Answer by sunsetbeach81 at 11:05 AM on May. 26, 2011

  • I home school, so school pretty much continues throughout the year. Although during the summer, we take every opportunity to learn things. It's easy to turn everything into a learning or retention experience. Shopping for instance, you can go over prices which includes, numbers for the little ones, adding/subtracting/multiplying and dividing for the older ones. If you are looking for something a little more formal, they do have summer link books that are workbooks geared towards children between each of the grades.
    attap5

    Answer by attap5 at 11:06 AM on May. 26, 2011

  • There is a TON of things on the internet you can print out on various subjects. You can even crete your own according to your child's grade level. If you are talking elementary age - even driving down the street can be educational. Pick out things you see along the way and have a mini spelling competition. Go over multiplication tables while driving. Have them help you add things up at the grocery store. Have them read you names of the things for sale at the checkout counters. Search for fun home science projects/experiments to keep their science juices flowing. Take them on a "nature walk" through your neighborhood park. Give each of them a bag to collect any little treasure they find. Then, at home have them write a short story about their walk, what they did, about their treasures, their favorite part. The sky is the limit for you as a teacher, Mom!
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 11:10 AM on May. 26, 2011

  • Keep your kids involved with learning by visiting local museums, going on walks to explore, go to the library and encourage reading.
    maybaby22

    Answer by maybaby22 at 11:21 AM on May. 26, 2011

  • We homeschool year round so tha we don't have that issue. Before we started homeschooling we would do summer unit studies and participate in the summer reading program at the library because I wanted the girls to get more out of education than what the public schools offered.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:37 AM on May. 26, 2011

  • During summer months, my kids would create a "book" of short stories they wrote about pictures I pre-cut from magazines. They'd select a picture, glue it on a page and write a story explaining what they thought was depicted. This kept their minds active during the lazy summer days and was great fun because it was completely of their own doing!
    InquiringMind

    Answer by InquiringMind at 12:05 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • Great answers and ideas!! In addition do differend educational websites, There are some great workbooks out there that you can find in retail store s such as Walmart and/or Target. They are called Jumpstart. I highly recommend them!!
    http://www.jumpstart.com/
    sparklingeyes4j

    Answer by sparklingeyes4j at 1:02 PM on May. 26, 2011

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