Fun ways to keep your child learning over the summer holidays

This week I have been writing over at Collins 4 Parents about the fun ways to keep your child learning over the summer holidays. I thought I woudl share a snippet with you here.

We all want our children to have a brilliant time off school but keeping them entertained for 6 weeks can feel like a tall order. But don’t panic. There really are a whole host of things to do to keep them learning, growing, busy and happy through the summer.


Here are a few ideas…


A Summer Reading Challenge

Your local library will be hosting a Summer Reading Challenge. These takes place every year during the summer holidays. Your child signs up at your local library, and then reads six library books of their choice to complete the Challenge. There are rewards to collect along the way. Libraries are one of our best free resources so we really should take advantage of them!

Keeping children reading over the summer is a good idea educationally too. Research studies indicate that children who don’t read or read infrequently during the summer have a decline in their reading skills. After all their hard work over the year at school this would be such a shame.

All sorts of natural reading can occur during the holiday too and this is well worth encouraging. Ideas could include; reading comics, recipe reading, reading out a shopping list or perhaps even reading up on a place you are visiting.


If you would like to read the rest of this article do pop on over to Summer Holiday Activities at Collins  also if you pop over to their Facebook page you can catch a little Facebook Live I did for Collins filled with ideas for school summer holiday activities.


You might also like my post on lawn games for kids


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