4 Activities To Get Your Student Away From The TV This Summer
Now that it’s summer, students might find their drive to learn diving. Even though school is out of session, summer is still a great time for children to get a head start on skills for the coming year and avoid summer learning loss. Preparing children for what’s to come during the next school session can only help increase their success. We’ve got a few recommendations on activities to keep your student engaged and away from the TV this summer.
Create Active Learning Opportunities.
Most cities offer several interesting camps and other fun activities throughout the summer. These active learning opportunities are both entertaining and educational, and help boost interest for a variety of subjects. You can research your area to find out if there are any great events to share with students and their families.
Since cost might be a consideration, you can also provide free recommendations from interactive textbooks that offer fun opportunities for students that can be completed at home. One great example is creating some handouts and activities for students to complete over the summer using TCI’s hands-on science curriculum. Since TCI’s textbooks are already interactive, and ready to go, all you need to do is print copies or utilize the online materials to create an active, hands-on science curriculum for your students to engage in from home.
Give Students Reasons to Write.
Before the end of the school year, you can ask your students to write to you about their summer act and hand out self-addressed, stamped envelopes in class. You might also suggest that students to create a summer scrapbook or journal to document their experiences away from school.
Make a “Kids Blog” for Your Students.
Make sure the blog you make is private and for your students only. Try free resources that give you privacy like Edublogs and Kidblog, which are made for teachers and their students to create private blog areas online.
Ask Students to be Active in Their Communities.
There are many local community service activities available that give children opportunities to volunteer, learn new skills, and help build up their confidence. One great resource is ZOOM, which can help either you or your students search for active programs near your cities.
While it might seem daunting to motivate students to learn over the summer break, sometimes all it takes is a bit of encouragement and some knowledge about local programs and resources. By providing your students with some options, you will be helping to promote active learning over the summer break.