For many children, summer is about going to camp, playing with friends, and relaxing by the pool, but summer can also be a great time to prepare for the upcoming school year. Many kids fall behind during the summer. Summer can be an opportunity to take online classes to get ahead or just keep engaged.
There are so many activities children can participate in over the summer that are terrific learning experiences.
For as long as there has been summer, there’s been summer camp. By sending your child to a camp that supports his or her interest allows them to learn from peers and camp counselors while gaining a deeper understanding of the camp’s topic. When camp is over, engage with your child to see what they learned. Ask questions, there’s probably an opportunity for follow-up.
Why not explore some of these educational options this summer?
- Art, science or history museums
- Zoos and aquariums
- Arboretums and orchards
- Factories and historical sites
Summer vacation is a great way to keep your child’s mind sharp for the fall. You can make your own field trip, filled with family fun for everyone!
There are learning experiences for children everywhere. Even at home, students have many resources available to them such as:
- online maps and internet research of places and cultures
- globes and atlases showing faraway lands
- video documentaries or podcasts
Even playing board and card games can be fun and educational for children.
Kids Love The Library
The library isn’t only about reading. Your local library is packed with resources such as games, movies and magazines that can encourage reading and also teach new topics in a variety of ways. Going to the library is never a bad idea, and eventually will lead to an increased interest in reading and learning.
As summer winds down and you prepare for fall, consider taking online courses from an accredited online high school such as American High School. Online classes with American High School allow students to learn and develop new skills while keeping learning fun.
Visit American High School online or call 866-306-0247 today for more information on online courses for your children.