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Attending summer camp is but one way to encourage learning in the summer. There are also lots of other things kids and families can do to keep their minds and bodies active all summer long. See suggestions in the links below.
Summer Health and Fitness
5 Parenting Tips To Help Your Child Get More Exercise
The great news is exercise comes in many forms and can be a lot of fun! With a little creativity you can easily add some fun physical activity into your parenting style.
Exercise from KidsHealth
Read about the benefits and elements of good fitness.
Learn about Michelle Obama's program to get American kids eating healthy and being active.
Participation from Canada
Read about health benefits and guidelines for kids. The link between physical activity and better health, both physical and mental, has been proven in study after study. But understanding the reasons to reduce sitting and get moving, along with the amount and type of physical activity you need to experience significant, positive changes in your health, is key.
Activities from the PTSO coffee morning
Story Cube Blurbs: Create some cubes and decorate them with different characters, settings, and events. Then roll the dice to decide which characters, settings, and events you should include in your story.
Scribble Game Blurbs: Draw a scribble on a paper and then pass it to your partner. Then your partner can turn the paper around until their imagination strikes and they have an idea of how to make this scribble into something. Play as many times as you want. Try to make the scribbles more and more complicated as you play more. Use your imagination and have fun!
Museums and Libraries for Summer Fun and Learning
If you are looking for a place where you and your child can have fun, learn new and exciting things, inspire a real love of learning, and build important skills and knowledge –You may not need to look further than your own city!
The 15 Best Children's Museums in the U.S.
The best children's museums in the country feature interactive exhibits where kids want to linger, playing is encouraged, and learning is a byproduct of the fun.
Top 10 museums in London for kids
Museums aren't just for adults – treat the kids to a fun and educational day out.
6 Reasons to Visit the Library This Summer
If you’re looking for some fun and free activities to do with your kids this summer, check out your local library’s events calendar. Libraries often switch things up during the summer months, so take a class, attend a seminar, or score some deals on used books. While activities will vary by library, here are some you can hope to find.
Summer Reading 2022 at the New York Public Library
Visit your local branch for free programs and activities for all ages—from story times to workshops, games, and more.
Your local public library (or the public library in the city you are visiting) will have lots of activities and programs to keep kids reading and learning all summer long. Libraries often publish reading lists, organize reading clubs, invite speakers, and have cool makerspaces where kids can tinker and play. Resources are often free for out-of-town guests.
Interesting videos that explain the things you've always wanted to know.
10 Hands-On Nature Activities for Kids
Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature.
11 Everyday Ways to Learn Math While Having Fun
Math is everywhere, not just in the classroom, and summer is a great time to learn how math relates to the real world. It's more than just addition and subtraction worksheets— it's everywhere you look. Keep your child learning this summer with these ways to find math in the everyday.
Simple Tips for Summer Math Learning
From PBS.org, here are some simple ideas for incorporating math into everyday summer fun.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts
From Parents.com. Give your child a chance to embrace his artistic side. Try these great arts and crafts ideas: Whether it's learning a new handcraft like crochet or getting messy with paints, your creative kid will love exploring the many ways to express himself.
Arts and Crafts for Kids
From Education.com. Arts and crafts for kids are fun for children and the young-at-heart! These art & craft activities cover a wide range of subjects for young artists, future artisanal book makers, potential puppeteers, and more. These aren't just arts and crafts for kids; they're fun for the whole family too!