Summer has always been the joy of childhood as many children are out of school, attending camps and enjoying the world around them. It is also the time of year when we as parents let our guard down when it comes to our children’s education. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some fun learning activities to do with your child during the summer to keep them sharp and ready for the upcoming school year.
Many of us travel during the glorious summer months. These longer car rides can be a challenge for your child as they sit and wait for the fun to begin. Try some of the car games below to make the car ride go faster for your child and to boost their educational skills.
Preschool/School Age: Start a race with your child to see who can find the letters of the alphabet, in order, first using the signs, license plates and other environmental print outside of your car. This is also a great time to work with your preschooler on those letters that may be difficult for them. Relating the letter M to McDonald’s helps them to remember the letter.
Toddlers: Start a race with your child to see who can find the most colors or shapes while riding in the car. Using signs, license plates and other environmental print is also a precursor to reading.
Check back next week for more fun activities to do with your child.