Using Your Summers for Fun with Learning
Every summer tons of kids in our neighborhood head off to camps, summer enrichment. Mixing in learning with fun is the best part of summer. It gives you the opportunity to try something new, to build other aspects of your kid's full being and to have fun.
CAMPs, COLLEGE FOR THE SUMMER, VOLUNTEERING
Forms of learning comes in so many different ways during the summer. I try to expose my kiddos to learning in a completely different way than during the school year. It holds their interest.
I was really wanting to send my daughter to a Japanese summer camp. She just wasn't excited about going hundreds of miles away to go.
Study abroad for the summer, volunteering for the summer is another great way of getting out of the box.
Many camps have financial aid if you ask them. Getting in the applications early is important.
DISCOVERING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
This is when I as a working parent can get those field trips made up. During the school year, since both my husband and I work, we aren't able to do many day trips. However, in the summer, there is no school and we make time to take day trips and explore with the kids.
We ask them to come up with a list of places and activities that feed their personal passions and curiosity
WHAT DO YOU DO DURING THE SUMMER?.