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?