Summer is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy not having the regular school responsibilities, and the great time we have traveling and seeing our family. Yet, as an education professional I know that statistics clearly show that children lose a portion of what they learned the previous school year, if they do nothing educational during the summer.
So, as I plan our summer I am trying to include a few fun ways to keep the education or at least some of their thought processes functioning! We have a big load of fun stuff happening this summer and I know the kids will be very busy. Yet, with all of the summer adventures I want the children to continue to use their minds so they don’t lose what they have learned.
My plan is to incorporate a little fun learning first thing in the morning. To accomplish this we will simply be using the Time4Learning curriculum for about an hour each morning. I have several old computers, so each of the kids can get this task accomplished rather quickly before rushing off to whatever big adventure the day holds.
We enjoy Time4Learning as a summer curriculum because it is highly motivating and is about the only thing that can keep my children’s attention during the summer… especially when thoughts of playing are assaulting them! Time4Learning is great to get accomodate those who are struggling as well as those who are gifted. You see, when you purchase a subscription, the grade above and below your child’s current grade is made available to you. The lessons that your children do are also tracked which makes it great for you to follow their progress. All in all – to make the summer enjoyable for me… Time4Learning is the winner.
What plans do you have for your homeschool this summer? Are you going to try to challenge your children… even just a little?