The three areas that suffer most from summer learning loss are in the areas of vocabulary/reading, spelling, and math. In Stop! In the Name of Education: Prevent Summer Learning Loss With 7 Simple Steps, we discussed some activities parents could use with children to prevent summer slide. Let’s add to that list with even more ways to keep children engaged and learning – all summer long.
It’s too hot to go outside. Your kids are “bored”. You’ve run out of ideas of things to do…and there’s still one month left of summer vacation! Many children gravitate towards computers and video games when they have “nothing to do”: so, why not incorporate educational time with the screen time? Below is a sampling of online resources (by grade level) that will reinforce those all-important literacy skills.
Primary Level (K-2nd Grade)
This site offers numerous reading games that develop vocabulary skills. Identify the picture that matches the word in “Whack-A-Monsta”, or select the correct word to fill in the blanks in “Funland”- a carnival-themed game… Continue reading