12 Summer Activities That Encourage Kids to Discover and Explore

It’s important for your kid’s brain to take a break during summer, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay inside playing video games and watching TV for 10 hours every day. The summer is a time for exploration. It’s a time of freedom, creativity, and imagination. During the summer, the world is the classroom. There are no books because you’re doing the things you’d normally read about. Here is an activity for each week of the summer that will … [Read more...]

To Do List Before Kids Are Home From Summer

Each year at this time, I am in a go, go, go mode to get everything done before kids are out for the summer.  Get ready, get set, go.... prepare yourself for the Summer. Personal Appointments: Any type of personal appointments such as dental, long lasting hair appointments, etc. need to be done so the kids aren't required to sit in a waiting room for long periods of time. Shopping: I also like to buy my bathing suit and summer … [Read more...]

Summer Bridge Activities® Are Teacher Recommended

I was given Summer Bridge Activities® workbooks to use in facilitating this review.  All thoughts are my own. It is important to keep your children from experiencing Summer Learning Loss.  They need to enjoy their Summer, but they also need to work a little too.  It is a great idea to find fun books that they will enjoy and these Summer Bridge Activities® are a great way to keep their wheels spinning.  These activities are meant to … [Read more...]

Christmas Break Activities

Now that Christmas Break is here, keep your kids busy with activities in order to alleviate boredom which can turn into sibling fighting or aggravating.  Michael's Craft Store has many ornament painting kits on sale as well as other holiday craft kits.  There are also many one or two day sports camps offered in many areas.  This is a very busy time of year and you can't afford to spend your time as a referee. My kids love crafts, so I have … [Read more...]