The Summer Slump

The Summer Slump

Published by Courtney Ebner on Jul 5th 2019

It’s a popular conversation amongst parents. How am I going to help my child not fall behind in the summer. Did you know that simply reading 6 books will help them stay on point? That’s really not that many, but of course, it’s still a challenge for most of us. I’ve put together some ideas of how to keep the learning alive over the summer months and hopefully have some fun along the way!

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Practice your math skills all summer long with these beautiful math tiles from Grimm's Toys.

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It’s always a good idea to learn a new skill! So why not choose this summer to do so? Loog has an app that teaches you how to play or you can log onto their site and watch video lessons.

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BIG WOODEN LETTER TILES

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These tiles are a fun way to engage in early reading, practice sight words and spelling. Use your words to build sentences. You’ll be surprised how much fun these tiles can be!

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We love discovering product that’s smart and straight forward in equal measure. These versatile stencils are a perfect example. Learn to draw a swirl, a zig-zag and squiggle all while developing fine motor skills like grasping and hand-eye coordination.

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SUSHI GO

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We love this game in our home. The game reinforces probability, visual discrimination and strategic thinking. It’s easy to throw in a bag and bring to the beach or the pool.

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PEN PAL KIT

This pen pal kit by Mr. Boddington is an incredible way for children to learn about other people, places and things all while practicing writing!

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THE SILVER SPOON FOR CHILDREN

Cooking with your kids over the summer months is an easy way to incorporate reading and math skills! Cooking is also great for fine motor skills and patience!

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Stamps are a another great way to make learning fun. Have friends that are away for the summer? Make them a card by stamping out your message, or practice your sight words by making flash cards with stamps.

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Kids spend a lot of time in the tub in the summer, right? Why not take advantage of the time and use these bath crayons to do some drawing, writing, math or even games like tic-tac-toe or a word guessing game.

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Just like building blocks, only there’s software inside! Each block has its own function. How you assemble your creation changes how it behaves. Great for problem solving! You can also add Legos to your robot by using the brick adapters.

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