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Recently I heard a statistic that claimed that your kids lose 2 months of schooling from their memories during the summer months. TWO MONTHS! I’m not sure how that gets determined how true (or perhaps exaggerated) it is, but even if there’s just a shred of truth to it it’s a little scary! While the summer is amazing for our kids for playing, the beach, pool time and more, it’s important to make sure they don’t forget what they’ve learned over the course of the school year.
Enter LeapFrog Summer Camp. Leave it to LeapFrog to come up with an educational yet fun program to help keep kids engaged during the summer.
Starting the week of June 3rd, you’ll receive an email each week from LeapFrog with ideas, crafts and games you can do with your child(ren) for the week. Each idea of course will have an educational spin or aspect to it. Awesome, right? Even better, it’s FREE!
The program and emails will go through July 29th and each week will have a different theme. Here’s a break down of the week’s and the themes:
Week 1: June 4-10 Out & About—Learn about the people and places in our world on your way to becoming a global citizen.
Week 2: June 11-17 Caring for Animals—Experience animals in new ways and explore themes of responsibility and compassion.
Week 3: June 18-24 Puzzle Time—Build logic and reasoning skills as you puzzle your way through brain-bending activities!
Week 4: June 25-July 1 Art & Music—Let your creativity run wild as you experiment with a range of media, including handmade instruments, crafts and a home art gallery!
Week 5: July 2-8 Writing That’s Real—Explore fascinating nonfiction topics and try your hand at investigative writing.
Week 6: July 9-15 Storytelling—Bring your ideas to life through storytelling, music, art, drama and pretend play!
Week 7: July 16-22 Science Adventures—Observe, ask questions and draw conclusions as you explore and investigate the world around you.
Week 8: July 23-29 Friendship Week—Get ready for school and International Friendship Day by exploring what it means to be friends.
Sign up at LeapFrog.com! It sure beats hearing “Mom, I’m boooooored” all summer long, right? This program is geared for kids ages 4-7. Let me know if you sign up! I just did and I plan on doing the program with my soon-to-be Kindergartner this summer and can’t wait to report back how it goes!