Don’t Let Summer Ruin Your Child’s Learning!

by Kathy Sykes on June 5, 2012 · 12 comments


Now that my son has graduated from preschool and summer camp is in full swing, I can’t get caught up in the notion that summer is a “break” and that learning has to stop for three months.

It has been said that children learn the MOST before age 6 and my son will be entering kindergarten in the fall so this is his optimal time for learning.

Our learning goals for the summer are:

1. READ, READ, READ!! I would love it if my son can be reading (at least a little bit by recognizing certain words) by the time he starts kindergarten. We are already off to a good start because reading is one of his favorite things to do.


2. Continue to learn Spanish. Thomas was being taught Spanish one day per week when he was in preschool and it is so easy to lose those skills when not utilized. I am researching places to take him to continue that second language learning through the summer.


3. Numbers and Math. I plan to reinforce his recognition of numbers and simple math equations this summer.


4. Computer skills. What child does not love being on the computer? I have found a couple of sites that are great for learning and play during the summer. I will share those sites with you on a later post.


5. Vacation Bible School.


What are some of the things that you will be doing to keep your little one interested in learning during the summer?

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Kristin June 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I can’t wait to see what websites you like! I’m trying to get my lil’ dude ready for his first year of pre-school!


Kathy Sykes June 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Kristin be sure to stop back by for our online learning tips and sites!


Carrie June 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

My son just graduated preschool as well, and he is very excited to be going to kindergarten at my school. So , he has been doing he calls his homework ever night just a few pages in his workbook. We will be keeping a reading log and making some trips to the library. Thanks for stopping by , hope to see you again.


Kathy Sykes June 6, 2012 at 7:22 am

Isn’t kindergarten EXCITING?


Shelby Wright June 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

I’m so blessed to have Talin going to such a great preschool this year. He will be going for their summer session also. VBS sounds like a great idea too!


Kathy Sykes June 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

Isn’t it great when you can see your child flourish in a great preschool program? I am glad you found one!


megan, the frugalista diaries June 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I better get busy then!


Kathy Sykes June 7, 2012 at 6:53 am

LOL! Megan, you have time!


Liddell June 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I see all of those “” sessions are paying off! Good job Thomas!


Kathy Sykes June 7, 2012 at 6:53 am

Every little bit makes a difference! Thanks


Misty June 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm

As a home school mom, we will be doing approx. 1-2 hours, 3 days a week of “fun” learning time throughout the summer! 🙂 It is a great way to keep them up on their skills while still having fun! Good start hun! Stoppin by from Life in Bloom’s Link Up


Kathy Sykes June 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Thanks for stopping by! Gotta keep minds sharp during the summer!


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