Providing a slower schedule, I love the teachable moments summer provides in my parenting journey. It is a time to tighten up things I have let slide during the busyness of the school year and focus on areas that need specific attention.
Looking back through the archives, I have pulled together some ideas to share!
Summer is the time for my family to focus on character issues and academic goals, grow in our relationship with God, and make memories as a family – all while allowing our four children to be kids and play. But all of this can be very difficult to do without a plan. Not something rigid, but a guide to help this momma manage each day.
View our summer goals and flexible schedule from a few years ago. Then, create your own with the FREE printables.
Preschoolers: If you are using an ABCJesusLovesMe Curriculum, I encourage you to not take off the summer. Instead, take the learning outside. Discuss colors while taking a walk. Write letters with sidewalk chalk. Read a book while sitting under a tree. Pull the learning from daily activities and play.
Older Children: Beyond reading, we use summer to work on math facts (e.g. addition, division) with XtraMath, as these are core to all basic and complex math problems. The kids will also work on keyboarding (typing on DanceMatTyping) for accuracy and speed. And finally, we will work on spelling (All About Spelling).
Next Summer Tip: Teaching a Child to Love
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