This Mind/Shift article 74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain (4 July 2012) my offer you a new idea to try with your children. What have you done or planned this summer to help stop summer brain drain in your children?
Wonderopolis provides a new Wonder of the Day complete with a video, some content, and an activity. I can't think of a better way to avoid summer brain drain! What wonder caught your children's attention?
Common Sense Media has compiled Digital Fun for Creative Kids--100+ Summer Learning Ideas. "From book creation to music making, we've picked 100 apps, games, and websites that will inspire kids to learn, share, and flex their creative muscles--all summer long!"
The categories include the following:
So parents, what you are waiting for? Check out these resources and let us know which ones grab the attention of your children.
ReadWriteThink.org has a special set of summer activities. You can find them on our Bright Ideas page: Bright Ideas for Summer - ReadWriteThink.
In addition, ReadWriteThink.org has an entire section of the site devoted to out of school learning: Parent &amp; Afterschool Resources - ReadWriteThink
These are perfect ways to stop the summer slide!
Science NetLinks has a collection of resources called Summer Science Fun that offers STEM-related online resources, book suggestions, and hands-on activities for keeping young minds limber during a prolonged summer break from formal learning.
In addition to this collection, we have a group of AfterSchool activities that would also be good for the summer months. And, our Science Apps collection provides a selection of Science Apps that can keep students busy over the summer.
Check out this wonderful post from Common Sense Media--100+ Ideas to Keep Kids Busy This Summer -- (July 1, 2013). There are so many great ideas here and some may spark your own creativity.
Please share your suggestions with us and recommendations if you try any of these ideas.