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

by Kathy Sykes on June 5, 2012 · 12 comments

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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5. Vacation Bible School.

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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!

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Kathy Sykes June 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm

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

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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.

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Kathy Sykes June 6, 2012 at 7:22 am

Isn’t kindergarten EXCITING?

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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!

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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!

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

I better get busy then!

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Kathy Sykes June 7, 2012 at 6:53 am

LOL! Megan, you have time!

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Liddell June 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

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

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Kathy Sykes June 7, 2012 at 6:53 am

Every little bit makes a difference! Thanks

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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

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Kathy Sykes June 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

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

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