Reading is a skill that will take your kid wherever they want to go in life, and providing your kid with a wide range of books written for their age level is the best way to stimulate an interest in literacy. Yet, it can be hard to know where to start with picking out the right book when there are so many from which to choose. As you stock your child’s library, use these titles as inspiration to find the perfect age-appropriate books to enjoy as a family.
While schools across the country may close for summer vacation, there’s no reason that learning should stop. Do you want to keep your child’s mind active and their learning skills sharp? It’s easy to do. There are plenty of activities that are both fun and educational.
Hit the Stores
Whether it’s at a souvenir shop while you’re on vacation or the grocery store while you’re picking up a few necessities, a shopping trip offers countless opportunities for children of all ages to hone their skills. Younger children can practice colors, shapes or directional words as they help you hunt for the items that you need on the shelves of the stores. Older children can work on math skills by helping you determine the best buy or keeping a tally of prices.
Are your kids pizza fanatics? Do they scream for ice cream cake? Learning to fix their own versions at home is a great way to practice following directions, and dealing with the necessary measuring keeps their math skills fresh. Food can also be a great way to explore different cultures or time periods. Recipes of varying complexity are readily available on the internet, and selecting the one you’d like to experiment with can be part of the fun.