I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson-Dellosa. I reviewed the free content on their website to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #SmarterSummer
As the summer continues to creep on (or fly by) there’s one important thing we can do for our kids, keep them learning! I certainly don’t want to nag my girls all summer to read or work on summer homework pages, so having online resources that can help make learning fun is a huge plus for me!
Did you know that a recent survey found that 84% of teachers say that students forget or “lose” grade level knowledge and skills over the summer break? I’ll be honest, one year I attended a teacher conference for Grace and found the teacher measured her reading at a slower rate than she had been reading at the end of the previous grade. I can only attribute that to summer learning loss, and while she is a great student, I know that not helping encourage her to continue reading during the summer affected her fluency at the start of the new school year.
Carson-Dellosa has developed a Summer Learning Activities website that will help your kids stay mentally sharp over the summer, through fun educational games, sample workbooks, printable worksheets, and activities.
Most of the online games are targeted for elementary grade levels, so Faith, who is entering 3rd grade, had fun with the games for Grades 2-3 and the Grades 3-4 games. Her favorite game was the Tasty Parts of Speech game, which helped her rediscover the meaning of adjectives! She also loves the Summer Splash Travel Activity Book sampler. And we’re all loving the fun monthly activity calendar that has cute activity pages and fun fitness tasks on each day of the month; we’re working through them together as a family. It’s July, so grab the new calendar today!
Grace is entering grade 6, so for her we printed off some free samples of the Summer Bridge Activities workbook (which includes a great reading book list), and also some reading and math grade specific workbook pages. The summer learning website is a great place to find standards-aligned resources to help keep your kids learning throughout the summer and stop the dreaded “summer slide”.
As moms and dads, it’s always nice to have some added resources in our “parenting kit” to help our kids be the best they can be. I also love that the online games (Grades K-5) are free and fun! It’s easy for you to sign in and let them play, and even print off some fun learning sheets to work on together. Perhaps if you’ve got some paperwork to do, you can plan a “work” party as a family one night before or after dinner. And if you’re heading on a family vacation, print of the sample Summer Splash Travel Activity book, your kids will love the activity pages!
Now it’s your time to comment and SHARE: I’d love to hear if you have a favorite tip for summer learning, or do you have a special reward for your kids if they continue their summer learning?