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Continuing Education Through The Summer Break: Top Tips & Tricks

It’s all too tempting to let your kids do absolutely nothing during the summer break, but in reality this leaves them in a difficult position when they finally get back to class and feel like they don’t remember a thing. You should always take the opportunity to continue your child's education when they break up from school to enjoy the summer holidays, as this way their minds can remain active and on the ball while they continue to learn and grow rather than being stunted in the same spot with nothing to motivate or inspire them. Thankfully it can be super simple to keep up with your kids learning through the summer break, as there are lots of effective ideas that you can implement today! So, what are you waiting for? Read on to discover more.

Get Up, Get Active & Get Outdoors!

It’s far too easy to spend the summer break lounging on the sofa watching television. However, this will be bad for your child’s physical and mental health, as they need fresh air, sunshine and exercise to maintain ultimate wellbeing. Getting up, getting active and getting outdoors should be your main priorities each day, as both you and your children should be aiming for at least one hour of exercise each day. You can use this as an opportunity for so many different lessons, as the great outdoors opens up a whole can of worms when it comes to education and learning. You could choose to play some team games, such as sports like soccer or basketball, as this provides you with the chance to show them how to work together to achieve the best result. You can also utilize the chance to teach your kids important lessons about nature, as getting outdoors regularly will allow you to witness some amazing sights like green buds turning into flowers, insects pollinating, and so much more.

Find Educational Games & Entertainment That Encourages Learning

You don’t need to force your kids to sit down at the dining room table to do hours of homework each day, as you need to remember that this is still meant to be a break for your children away from their usual classroom and heavy schedule. Finding some educational games or other similar entertainment concepts that can encourage them to learn while they have great fun is the perfect option, as this way they can stay occupied playing for the entire afternoon while still getting the chance to learn vital lessons. You can choose a web based game like ABCMouse or even create your own arts and crafts activities, there are so many options to explore! Just make sure there’s a lesson immersed in the game or entertainment option to make it worthwhile.

Another fun way to continue learning during break is to start a monthly book subscription. Your child will look forward to reading fresh, new stories that support their literacy skills! 

One of my favorite subscription book boxes for children is Book and Bear, which includes a DIY stuffed animal plush! (Use code sweetsofties for 15% off.) Your little one gets to stuff their new friend with this easy, hands-on kit.  It's such a fun and engaging way to instill a love for learning and literacy. 

Figuring out how you can continue your child’s education through the summer break has never been such a simple task when you can implement some of the excellent ideas detailed above. Don’t let the summer break stunt your child’s progress!