Summer Learning Ideas

With the end of the school year fast approaching, we wanted to share some ideas for summer learning! Helping your child continue to learn over the summer will help them be ready for another successful school year. And don’t worry… All of these tips and ideas are FUN!

Experience New Places

New experiences always present learning opportunities! Luckily, you don’t have to travel far or spend much (or any!) money to experience a new place. Try visiting local farms to learn about the crops and animals. Or visit one of Maryland’s beautiful state parks or nearby Adkin’s Arboretum. You’ll learn about our local environment and get some fresh air and exercise!

Create Opportunities for Reading

Reading over the summer is one of the most important things your child can do. It will help them build on what they’ve already learned and have a strong start to the new school year. Some ideas for summer reading include:

  • Take part in the Queen Anne’s County Public Library Summer Reading Program.
  • Have an “electronics-free” hour every day, during which you replace tablets and video games with books!
  • Ask your child what topic they’re interested in learning more about, then check out books and do online research together.

Keep Math Skills Fresh

There are many opportunities to practice math skills throughout the day! When you go to the grocery store, ask your child to add the cost of two items, or figure out the new cost of an item once a coupon is applied. Play games like Monopoly and let your child be the banker. Practice multiplication and addition using yummy treats like M&Ms.

Looking for More Ideas?

Check out some of these great resources: 25 Activities to Keep Kids’ Brains Active in Summer

Child Mind Institute Strategies for a Successful Summer Break

Connections Academy Prevent Summer Slide Learning Loss with this Guide

Queen Anne’s County Public Library Youth Resources

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