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Posted on May 4, 2017 in Top Picks

Prevent Summer Learning Loss with Summer Bridge Activities

 

Summer is all about taking adventures and making memories. Unfortunately, summer can also be a time of learning loss for your kids. But what if summer adventures could help prevent summer learning loss? Carson-Dellosa’s Summer Bridge Activities® workbooks help do just that. You can easily turn a visit to the farmers’ market or a stroll along a park trail into an educational experience. Whether your summer days have you at home or on the go, learning moments are everywhere. Carson-Dellosa’s Summer Bridge Activities® help keep the fun and the sun in your summer break, and throw in a little learning too.

Filled with daily 10-15 minute lessons and activities, these award-winning workbooks get kids thinking, creating, exercising, and exploring the outdoors. Wherever summer whisks you, these workbooks help prepare your children for the next school year by helping them set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. Kids stay mentally and physically active with exercises that can be done anywhere. Summer learning is all around, as well as the opportunity to celebrate those little learning moments.

Here are a few activities that are perfect for learning adventures:

The beauty of sound: learn about pitch!

There are so many sounds in the world—especially outside. This activity invites kids to explore sound and pitch. Pitch refers to the highness and lowness of a sound. Ever wonder how to produce a different pitch? Just grab a metal spoon, 30 inches of string and a table—let’s experiment!

Full activity found in SBA for grades 3 & 4: Science Experiment on page 139.

Grillin’ for goals

Turn real-world occasions into learning opportunities. This activity shows kids how to budget money appropriately with a summer barbecue! Create a time and place for a cookout, plan a menu that includes a variety of items for an adult to grill, and then invite a handful of neighbors or friends. Take a poll of what each person would prefer to eat. This will help kids decide the amount of food they would need to buy.

Full activity found in SBA for grades 5 & 6: Outdoor Extension Activities on page 48.

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