Students can greatly benefit from this restful two month period. However, the “summer slide” is a very real threat, where children can forget many of the skills they have acquired. Here are a couple of tips to keep young brains active, and sidestep the summer slide:
- Coding: Sites such as code.org, codecademy.com, and many other resources can teach your children valuable 21st century skills such as web design and app creation, while they also have a blast. Check out this article from Edsurge for more resources.
- Makerspaces: Making is a fantastic new shift in education, where children learn science, technology, engineering, and math by creating various items with their own hands. Check out makerspace.com, diy.org, or your local library for more information on how to begin.