Stop Summer Brain Drain With These Great Tips
North American Precis Syndicate
Arts, crafts and science activities at home can be educational and entertaining for kids during school vacations. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—If any of the estimated 51 million schoolkids in America is
one you care about, here’s something that is important for you to know:
While your children are enjoying a vacation from school, they may be
forgetting some of what they learned, according to the U.S. Department of
Education. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent the “summer brain
What You Can Do
1. Take advantage of free activity kits from Wonder Workshop.
One great way to keep your kids learning and entertained is to download
free, printable activity kits from Wonder Workshop, the developer of fun,
interactive robots that teach kids to code. Each packet contains online and
offline activities for the entire family, with a mix of challenges for Wonder
Workshop’s toy robots Dash
as well as puzzles and reading list recommendations that will keep your kids
engaged throughout the summer.
The toys and games balance fun and learning, promote collaboration and
provide enduring value to both girls and boys. To help kids unplug for a
while, each kit also includes a printable challenge. New packets are
available every two weeks through August 13th.
2. Show that you value reading.
Make sure that your home has lots of reading materials that are
appropriate for your child. Keep books, magazines and newspapers in the
And if you need some help, take a trip to the library and help your kids
pick out their new favorite book. You can even create a summer reading list
with your kids and then reward them as they finish each book.
Most important of all, let your child see you reading for pleasure as well
as for performing your routine activities as an adult—reading letters
and recipes, directions and instructions, newspapers, computer screens and so
forth. Set aside quiet time for family reading or read aloud to one another,
with each family member choosing a book, story, poem or article to read to the
Volunteering can be a great option for older kids. Youth-oriented summer
camps, local museums, animal shelters and libraries often look for extra
help. This experience is not only valuable for personal and professional
development, but it often looks good on college applications.
4. Let your child shadow you for the day.
As you go about your daily tasks—shopping, cooking, home
repairs—have your child shadow you and see how math, science and
reading are useful every day. Real-life applications can do wonders for
keeping kids engaged!
Wonder Workshop inspires inventors of all ages by giving them the tools to
imagine and create the future. Its adorable robots and other award-winning
products are used in millions of schools and homes.
For a look at some of the activities in Wonder Workshop’s kits or to
order the series, you can go to www.makewonder.com/summer.
While the kits are available, parents can connect, learn and share with others
on social media by using the hashtag #FunWithWonder.
keep your kids’ minds sharp during vacation, you can download free,
printable activity kits from Wonder Workshop. Each packet contains online and
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