The summer is most kids’ favorite part of the year. They get to close the pencil box for a couple of months and have some fun in the sun. For a parent it can be challenging, because you don’t want your child to forget about education all together. Besides, kids have plenty of information that they must learn outside of the classroom.
Pop quizzes can be a great way for kids to stay engaged with their minds. But they don’t have to be boring or scary! As a parent, you can quiz your child on anything. As you are riding down the road give them riddles to solve. Brain puzzles help keep kids thinking critically. Bonus: it will also help the ride go by quicker. Vocabulary quizzes are also great. As your kids advance through school, they will have different standardized tests that will consist of a lot of vocabulary. Find fun ways to expand your child’s vocabulary, from teaching them new words for everyday objects to reading books as a family. Allow them to guess how to spell new words with a hangman-style game. This will give them a chance to use process of elimination, which will also sharpen their skills.
Give your children time to read each day to keep kids’ minds active through the summer. 30 minutes a day can do more for a child’s brain than you would think. Reading introduces children to words they’re not used to seeing, and it can help them improve their communication skills. Allow your children to pick their own book so you know they’re interested and can stay engaged.
Online courses can help you teach kids a new skill, from fun history facts to a new language. But it’s not as boring as it sounds! Most online courses use video games and colorful apps to keep kids interested in the lessons.
Don’t worry about summer learning loss this year. Use some of these ideas to keep kids minds active. And don’t forget to allow plenty of time for activities and exercise! Bouncing around Fun-E Farm can actually boost your child’s brain, too! For more information about summer activities for kids, call our indoor bounce house.