SUMMER LEARNING & FUN
Classrooms empty out in June and students and staff enjoy the hot summer days — but the learning doesn't stop there. During the summer, kids need a change in routine, but they also need to continue exercising their brains and practicing skills they learned in school. Take an interest in your child’s summer activities to ensure the learning never ends. There are many worthwhile summer camps, classes and programs in our community. Sign up for one and/or try some of the following ideas:
One of the best things you can do for your child is to encourage reading. Provide a variety of books or magazines for reading. Visit the library often. Find a book that is beyond your child’s reading level and read it aloud. Demonstrate that you value reading by reading your own books. The Atascadero Library has fun events for school-aged children, reading recommendations and more.
Encourage your child to keep a journal of summer activities. Start a scrapbook that includes pictures and your young author’s stories. Have her write a letter to a friend or jot down your grocery list.
COMPUTE AND HYPOTHESIZE
Math and science are everywhere. Your student can count change at the store, measure ingredients for cooking, calculate the distance of your road trip or keep track of the weather.
Summers are meant for exploration. You and your student can learn geography, science and history by taking a drive north or south, walking along the beach or hiking in our coastal mountains. Fill your mind with new information and ideas by visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum, or the Santa Barbara Zoo . The possibilities are endless!
SUMMER ACTIVITY/LEARNING LINKS
You will find tons of great activities listed below. Enjoy your time together - and remember to savor these moments! Your children will grow up fast!
READING ACTIVITIES - Fun engaging activities to spend time together AND improve reading skills...
ONLINE ACTIVITIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS - Fun online practice for each grade level...
101 FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE SUMMER - Great ideas!
50 OUTDOOR SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS - More great ideas!
THINGS TO DO - DAILY SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS - And yet MORE great ideas...