Do you take a break from formal homeschooling over the summer? We always do, but my two children, ages 9 and 14, are far from bored! They take part in summer camps and classes, as well as community theatre all summer long. There is still time for the pool and the beach (with our student from France in tow), but I also like to see them just kick back and read for pleasure, like I did when I was a kid!
Going to the local library is a great rainy day outing, or even in the middle of a hot day when you want to keep out of the burning sun. My children will often find great books on the shelves, and there’s always something going on at the library. In addition to various events, we usually get involved with our local library’s summer reading program. This year it’s the Go! TD Summer Reading Club being offered across Canada. Children can even earn prizes, simply by reading.
And don’t forget the Homeschool Buyers Co-op Summer Fun Reading Program. All you have to do is log your child’s daily reading activity and they could win weekly prizes AND a chance to win an iPad! It’s open worldwide, so everyone can join!
We also love going to Chapters! My children would sit for hours and peruse books at the book store if I let them. My 9 year old daughter usually plops down right on the floor with whatever she’s found to start reading then and there.
They love when I give them each some money to spend on books for summer reading. And did you know that Chapters stores have summer activities, too? From book signings to free summer camp activities, check it out!
It’s always fun for the kids to find some good reads on your shopping trip. You can check out the photo story of our Chapters shopping trip on Google+.
What learning activities or reading programs do you like to engage in over the summer?
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