Keep the Education Going Over Summer
It’s June. The weather is warm and the typical school day is officially over. No doubt children are excited to be out of school; but does leaving the hallways and books behind necessarily equal a 3 month hiatus from learning?
A recent blog from Education Week says that the summer break tends to harm low income students and others across different economic groups if those students are not engaged during this critical time period between the end and start of the school year.
says that the summer break tends to harm low income students and others across different economic groups if those students are not engaged during this critical time period between the end and start of the school year.
This summer, consider ways to keep the education going without missing any of the fun. U.S. News and World Report has compiled for their Travel section, a list of best summer vacations.
Destinations include San Francisco, Paris and Montreal. What’s more, all of these destinations offer new things to learn, are chocked full of history lessons and a real-time challenge for kids. Encourage your children to put down the cell phones and engage in a walking tour. From museums to interactive space and science centers, summer vacations can be an extension of the classroom.
Another option, and an old-time favorite, are educational summer camps. Supercamp offers programs to suit a range of learning styles. Programs include linguistics, music, math and more and one of the benefits of summer camp is that it provides an opportunity to make friends and learn from peers outside of your student’s immediate social group.
For those on a budget, summer school is an option or free programs, which are offered at local recreation centers such as the YMCA. Use your natural surroundings–research free museum days in your town or hit the local library for some good books.
Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning can’t continue.
What are you up to this summer and how do you plan to work in some learning while still having fun?