For my family the summer is just around the corner and I mean that literally. The kids are out of school, errr their last day of school is May 27th, 2009. So what does that mean for me and my household? It means trying to scramble to come up with some educational but fun summer activities.
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A few things are givens, I’m sure there will be plenty of riding bikes, running up and down the street, basketball and other sports and swimming. But that isn’t educational, we’ll stop by the Kansas City Zoo this summer and learn which animals hibernate and which are more active in the summer. I’ll also assign each child one animal to learn about, nothing big but some facts, etc. The older they are the more they’ll have but simple things too. Finally, there will be reading and thankfully the school supports me on this.
Our school actually sends the kids home with a bag full of books right before summer vacation. Of course they ask you ahead of time and your kids get to pick which books they like. They are provided with information about how to encourage reading and a reading log. Normally towns surrounding us have reading hour at the library as well. For us those kids that read 1000 pages get a special prize. Are your kids doing the summer reading program?