5 Ways to Engage Your Children This Summer
With school no longer in session, it's up to a lot of parents to keep their kids entertained and engaged this summer. And while Social Distancing is still going on, that task isn't always easy. Here are 5 SIMPLE ways to keep your kids engaged this summer
Help your child explore their creative side by asking open-ended questions or making predictions together! Here's a few to get started
What do you think cars will look like in 2065?
If you found a Genie, what would you wish for?
What would you do if you were invisible for one whole day?
What Kids Can Learn from Playing Strategy Games
To develop their critical thinking skills
To detect patterns in game play
To plan out their moves based on what they think their opponent might do
To consider and weigh many outcomes as they think about their best possible move
To consider and adjust their approach when it doesn’t work
Reading books with your kid is a great way to for them to learn, but it's not the only way to explore literacy together! Ask your child to tell you a story from their imagination. Or practice intentional writing, such as thank you cards.
One positive thing about Social Distancing is this is the perfect time to find and write to a pen-pal!
There is so much to explore outside! Try creating a Neighborhood Bingo Card with items such as:
Flat Rock - perfect for skipping
Virtual Adventure Camps help kids interact with their own peers. With weekly themes, strategic puzzle games, language learning, and science and cooking projects, this is a great option for keeping your kids engaged through the rest of the summer.