Summer is a great time for children to rest and relax! However, I encourage you to also look for ways to promote learning during the summer months so that information learned during the school year is not lost. All it takes is 15 minutes a day of reading or engaging in a fun literacy activity to keep the mind active. In fact, I challenge all our students to participate in the Principal’s Summer Reading Challenge.

 In addition, below are a few simple tips to keep learning alive over the summer:

  • READ READ READ! Don’t forget to complete Blackwell’s Summer Reading Challenge form.
  • TAKE LEARNING ON THE ROAD WITH YOU! Look for ways to incorporate learning into family vacations.
  • PLAY OUTSIDE! Something so simple yet it lets kids use their imagination, explore the outdoors, and it’s also great to get some Vitamin D & fresh air!
  • CRAFTS & COLORING! Allows children to practice hand-eye coordination and use their creative minds (not to mention, it’s just FUN!).