Summer is here and while planning for what to pack for vacation may seem like a top challenge, planning for summer learning is another challenge. We have all heard about the summer slide, so what can parents do to make sure their kids enjoy summer while fitting in some learning (and don’t feel resentful)?
I am on the hunt for great ideas so please comment with your summer learning tips. Here are some to start the conversation going.
TeachMama has a great post with 5 sneaky ideas for sneaky learning and backyard fun, backyard book party and many more teach-able tips.
Live Do Grow suggested creating a summer contract (and gave a link to a edit friendly sample contract).
The Principal’s Post believes that “This summer, real learning can happen. Let’s make it a fun, hands-on, adventure for our kids!”
Edutopia has Seven Ways To Prevent Summer Learning Loss.
Huffington Post shared a Summer Reading List for Kids.
Good Reads has a section for Popular summer reading.
Dot Complicated has tips on how families can find tech life balance this summer.
Parents can also check any of the “must read K-12 blogs” for educational information – curated by Ed Tech Magazine (that includes one of my favorites My Paperless Classroom).