For my siblings and I, summer days at home took on a familiar structure. Before any technology was turned on we had a list of activities that must first be completed. Reading was at the top of that list, along with bible stories, age-appropriate chores, outside play, and time to create (writing, arts and crafts, etc).
There is a tendency during the summer for children to slip out of practice exercising the skills they learned throughout the year. As a teacher, I share with my student’s parents that there is a simple solution to preventing the summer slide for their young elementary student. Here are my suggestions: