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    Summer Learning Ideas

    Ideas to get you Started Planning some simple summer learning activities can create lasting memories. Find ideas that spark your children’s interest and utilize skills you have (or would like to grow). Moreover, you don’t need to be skilled in a subject to learn more about. I’ve included a list of possible ideas. Starting with, some of our past planned learning activities.  Past learning activities we’ve enjoyed: Art: I started with basics of art. We did a few separate lessons, including: the color wheel, shading, texture, line, space, perspective. My kids really enjoy art lessons and so this summer we’ll have a day dedicated to art. We may go over…

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    Summer Learning the Kids will Actually Look Forward to

    Planning Summer Learning Activities What sparks your kids’ interest? What skills or knowledge base do you have that you would like to pass on to your kids? What skills or knowledge would you like your children to have? Planning lessons, ahead of time, for summer vacation creates new learning opportunities and opens additional possibilities to create lasting memories. Before planning, I like to consider my kids interests and what I’d like them to know. Additionally, I consider what skills I have. Still, I don’t necessarily need to be skilled in an area for them (us) to learn. Often, an area I have some skill in is one I would like…

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    Preparing for Summer Fun at Home

    Interview with my kids What memories do you want to create this summer? The past couple of summer’s I’ve planned themed days for summer vacation- it’s worked out really well! Last year our themed days were: Movie Monday with Mom (I select a movie and add an activity, dinner, snack, or treat           that goes along with the movie and time spent chilling together.) Thinking Tuesday (Where we learned something new or a new skill) Water Wednesday (We go swimming at the lake or pool, or some kind of water sport,         or even visit a splash pad.) Trip Thursday (We don’t take a trip…