Did you know that expert studies show that kids can lose ground in math and other areas if they do not engage in learning activities over the summer? School is almost out and I have been worried about how to keep my kids reading at home. Luckily, I have found wonderful, FREE educational resources we can use from PBS Kids and Education.com. I want to share them with you – they look like a lot of fun!
Based on a Ready to Learn grant from the Dept. of Education, PBS KIDS has developed educational and fun games, apps and printable activity sheets, just in time for summer learning. You can download those for FREE at PBS KIDS Read.
PBS KIDS has also joined with Education.com to create do-it-yourself “reading camp” materials for kids to use at home this summer, available for free at Education.com Summer Reading. The Reading Camp includes everything you need for 10 weeks of reading at home. There is a different theme for every week!
And for Math skills, kids can visit the PBS Kids Lab! My kids already love going to PBSKids.org and playing educational games during the school year. I plan to set aside a little bit of time every day this summer for them to practice their reading and math skills online. They enjoy learning on the computer, and I do not have to stress out about how to teach them. (I really like that part!)
How do you keep your child reading during summer vacation? What are some of their favorite books to read? Do you visit the library? Do they have a favorite learning app or website? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.