With just a few weeks until the new school year here in the UK, many parents will be running out of ideas on how to keep their children entertained over the summer holidays. Here are some of our tips on how to get a head start on the new school year by incorporating education into your child's summer break.
1. Stock up on activity books - Get down to your local book shop and pick up some children's activity and learning books suitable for their age. There a number of alphabet, number, handwriting and math books which are really useful to keep your child's mind on the game over the summer so when they start back at school they are focused. The Works and Home Bargains are both great for these type of books.
2. Private tuition - Perhaps you would like your child to continue with their education throughout the summer of just want to refresh their brains before the new school year, private tuition from companies such as Fleet Tutors can help with learning and guidance.
3. Get on Pinterest - Pinterest is a great resource for pretty much everything these days. There are so many ideas for children's crafts, activities indoor and outdoors which is great depending on the weather. Make a few boards and pin some ideas to keep your children busy over the summer. Perhaps you could get them to choose a new activity or craft once a week to entail.
4. Go to the library - Libraries are a great resource for all the family no matter your age. Check your local library for story time classes for pre-schoolers and book clubs for old children. Also whilst your there pick up a few books to read over the holidays or you could visit each week and encourage your child to choose some new books to read.
5. Get out and about - What great way to learn that being outside and visiting new places! You don't need to be spending a lot of money to do this, in fact there are many places to visit which are free! Take a trip to your local nature reserve, go for a walk in the forest, what about the seaside? You can teach your children where ever you go in the world, as there's always so much to learn. Check your local area on NetMums for activities and children's events over the summer which may also be of interest.
Do you like to get a start on the new school year by continuing teaching your children over the holidays?
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