School’s out, yes! But that doesn’t mean that learning should stop too. If you are a parent, you know how important education is to your child. While a break from school and studying is needed, it doesn’t hurt to continue education for your child during summer. I didn’t say conducting lessons or pushing your child to read and study in advance. By education means fun and learning activities that you can incorporate into their summer routine to keep their brains active.
1. Schedule a visit to the museum.
This is definitely the go-to place if you are looking for an educational destination this summer. But when it comes to choosing a museum to go to, make sure that you bring your kids to a museum that have the kind of material that your kids can really learn from and be interested to see. Some museums have kid-specific areas and some are really built to cater to the younger age groups.
2. Go to zoos, animal exhibits or Wildlife Park.
No kid will refuse a trip to see and pet animals. Most zoos and wildlife parks offer hands-on learning activities and kid-specific tours. Your kids will enjoy learning more about the animal life – their habitat and development.
3. Cook with your kids.
Involve your kids when you are cooking your meals. This way, your kids can practice some basic math concepts and how to follow step-by-step instructions. This is also the perfect time to teach your kids about safety, good healthy habits and familiarize them with the kitchen environment. Aside from these skills, your kids can also learn the values of patience and hard work.
4. Encourage your kids to start a small business.
Whether it’s a lemonade stand or a pet sitting business, helping your child to open a kid-friendly business this summer is the perfect opportunity to teach them about money, math skills and the concept of cash flow. This will also give them a confidence boost and a sense of accomplishment.
5. Turn a summer vacation trip into a learning opportunity.
Now, if you will be traveling a lot this summer, don’t worry because there are endless opportunities to incorporate learning while you travel.
- Make reading a part of your vacation. If you are traveling abroad, pick a story book that takes place where you are traveling to or buy your child some tour books to prepare your child for the trip.
- Another thing to do when you are traveling abroad is to teach your child (and yourself) some basic words from the country’s language.
- Show your child how to use a map and the globe.
- Of course, don’t forget to schedule museum visits at the place where you are going to.