We all need a break and summer is the best time to sit back and relax. No need to make lunches, help with homework or schedule life around children’s activities. However, summer break can result in your child’s regression in math and language arts. Here are some simple tips to keep your children engaged while still having fun in the sun and time with friends and family.
- Read! Staying plugged into reading helps children maintain vocabulary, oral communication skills and comprehension.
- Set up a dedicated arts and crafts area in your home. Simple supplies like paper, glue, scissors, and markers can help children build their imagination.
- Volunteer as a family with local events or non-profit organizations. Volunteering helps foster empathy and provides an opportunity to explore new interests.
- Set up time to play card and board games. Playing simple card games can help with number recognition, hand/eye coordination and dexterity. Board games helps with problem solving, communication and negotiation skills.
- Check out local learning sites. In Lethbridge and surrounding areas there are so many great adventures waiting for you Geocaching, Fort Whoop Up, Galt Museum, Buffalo Jump, Fort McLeod…just to name a few!
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