Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer Tips and Ideas to Keep Your Child Engaged Active and Learning while having FUN!

Summer break is a time to relax, have fun and enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the school year!  Remember to take the time for a break but here are some ideas when you realize the break is just becoming a bit too long and you need something to do!

Check out a list of fun activities and free services over the summer.

Some Quick Ideas:
  • Check out your local library for summer activities
  • City Recreation Catalogs have great activities including camps, sports and classes.  City of Concord, City of Walnut Creek, City of Pleasant Hill.
  • Discover and Go through the local library offers discount tickets to activities.
  • Plan fun science activities at home to incorporate learning, you can learn safe science activities like building your own home volcano.
  • Use scraps from paper towel rolls, scrap paper, etc. and make arts and crafts. 
Tips to make sure your family transitions back to school easily:
  • Make sure staying up late does not get out of control. 
  • Make sure your children still have a consistent wake up time and don't let them sleep in too late. 
  • Keep a consistent routine, meals, and schedules that are a little more flexible than the school year. 
  • Keep the chores routine going and add additional chore routines to practice for the year. 
  • Practice skills over the summer like writing, math and of course reading.
  • Read, read, read! 

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