Finding a summer routine that allows plenty of time for fun and relaxation is important to us as a family. We also know that sometimes a routine for children can successfully include some structured time so learning is maintained. One activity that has been successful (and fun) for us this is using the Summer Bridge Activities workbook published by Carson Dellosa.
The things we like is that learning is presented in a fun format. The activities are divided into three sections of 20 days each with bonus activities. A day’s activities include a front and back page. Goals can be set, simple physical activities are offered, and high interest activities are included. It’s also been a great way to discover any skills that need additional reinforcement and what modalities of learning are strengths.
Although spending summer doing workbooks is not the way we want to spend our time, we have found that having a few minutes each morning using this workbook helps establish a routine of learning. It has been so successful for us that we hope to use the series next summer.