Learning is great when it’s part of having fun

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Your child worked hard all year, and you want her to retain what she’s learned. But you also want summer to be relaxing. To combine learning and fun:


  • Have a family spelling bee. Give your child words that match her skills. Older players should have words that are right for them.
  • Read together and discuss what you read. Choose books, poems and magazines your child will enjoy.
  • Make math part of your day. Count how many steps you climb, measure ingredients and look for numbers everywhere.
  • Ask questions about science and nature. “What if we mixed red and yellow paint?” “Why does that toy float in the bath?” “What kind of bug is that?”
  • Make connections to history. Tell family stories about the past. Look at maps. Talk about how the world has changed.