G.R. asks from Arlington, TX on June 02, 2011
K.B. answers from Milwaukee on June 02, 2011
My mom (who is a teacher) always had workbooks for us to do. She had us do about five pages a week, sometimes less or more depending on how big the work book was. This seemed to be enough to keep things that we have learned fresh as well as maybe getting a head start on the coming school year. For me that was a big plus because I struggled in school.
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T.P. answers from Indianapolis on June 02, 2011
The library has programs. My friend used to take her kids every year to the library. They had to read so many books and at the end of the program they received a certificate as recognition. Also you can go to any dollar store and by workbooks. Have them do certain activities in the workbooks. There are learning programs on Nick and Disney on the internet.
A.R. answers from Dallas on June 03, 2011
It might be too late, but you can try Tarrant County Community College - they have a college for kids program that runs for three weeks inthe afternoons with lots of fun classes and it's very reasonably priced.
G.T. answers from Washington DC on June 02, 2011
Go to the library every week! My kids loved that. They knew they only had a week to read the books before going in to trade them for new ones.
Have one day out of the week for hitting the park. Another day for going out to lunch. Buy a few board games so you can play on the floor and interact.
Keep lots of art supplies on hand.
When they go back to school after summer, the first few weeks are sort of a practice to get back on track anyway, teachers know that they have to do that to re-engage the kids. Reading and writing is like riding a bicycle, you dont ever really forget how to do it, you just get a little off balance now and then.
A.W. answers from Kalamazoo on June 02, 2011
Check out a question that I had recently on this. I work part time from home and am setting up plan for my kids for while I am working. I plan on keeping up with reading, writing and spelling and also doing fun learning crafts!!! And of course lots of just summer fun!
C.O. answers from Minneapolis on June 02, 2011
Use the library and either go to reading programs there or just check out new books and read with them. Check out education.com for activities and worksheets they can do. Last year I printed off some worksheets and gave my son homework every week.