Welcome back to the #LMMLinkup. I hope everyone is off to a great start for their summer. Summer and learning often do not go hand and hand. Children want to play and have fun not think about school work. How do you mix in summer fun and learning? Here are a few tips:
- Check out the local library for fun learning events and reading challenges.
- Let your child pick books he/she would not have to read in school.
- Let them pick a learning topic, weekly and reward them with prizes if they perform certain tasks.
- Take them on nature hikes at the beach, in the mountains or where ever you live. Talk about your biome and the types of animals that they will find. Encourage them to start a nature scrapbook.
- Let them create their own blog about their summer. There are a lot of free blogging resources out there for this. They could use Blogger or the free WordPress blog space. Here is a great resource: Kids Learn to Blog. Blogging can help enhance their communication and technological skills.
- Some great organizations and websites have summer resources for kids including:
- PBS Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Time For Kids Be sure to check out the TFK Kid Reporter Contest
- Family Education Summer Learning Be sure to check out this article: 10 hands-on nature activities for kids. I liked this activity too and will do this with my grands: Midsummer Memento Wreath
- Summer Learning Pins by Melissa Taylor (Her board is full of great pins including reading lists by age group!
- Scholastic Free Summer Reading Challenge
- Lifeway Summer R.E.A.D. Reveal. Explore. Amaze. Discover.
- College Vine: 50 Summer Activities for High School Students
What ideas do you have to promote summer learning? Have you written any great posts about it? Be sure to link them up this week. I can’t wait to read them!
Now on to our weekly linkup. First let’s meet your hosts:
Gayl at Words, Photos and Art
Mary at Mary-andering Creatively
Last Week’s Top Clicked
WHEN YOU’RE LOST FOR WORDS…
By Leslie at LIFE IN THE SPACIOUS PLACE
Leslie filled her post with encouragement for writers and bloggers. Be sure to check it out.
My Favorite Post
With the theme of summer learning this week, I wanted to feature a great blog post which will give you access to help you learn and grow as faith blogger. In this post, Kelly introduces her free community: Blogger Voices Network. Women faith bloggers will definitely want to check this post out. You can also take a short cut and head here to join!
Remember to grab your button if you have been featured:
Now, it is time to link up to the Literacy Musing Mondays hop!