School's out! Now what?
year round, but many teachers will tell you that kids backtrack over the summer. To help the learning flow, have kids engage in many kinds of activities:
> Go outside! Play, swim, or explore at a nearby park.
> Go off the grid at sleepaway camp.
> Watch documentaries that inspire.
> Allow for quiet, contemplative time.
> Visit museums, theaters and zoos.
> Use media to create, not just consume.
> Enjoy family time, travels, and traditions!
Websites and apps can provide fun ways to learn--just make sure they complement, rather than replace, what your child can gain from a variety of play experiences. For ideas on how to use the internet wisely in any season, visit our Internet Safety Toolkit.