Summertime may offer a break from formal schooling, but learning can take place in all sorts of formal and informal ways throughout the summer. Many school districts offer summer programs that are part academic and part recreational. Boy Scout and Girl Scout summer camps offer lots of learning opportunities that involve working with groups of people as well as individual projects. Of course many libraries offer summer reading programs for children of all ages.
Family trips during the summer offer children the opportunity to learn about different places and different people and (perhaps) different foods and different climates. There are also many online programs that help students to sharpen their math skills such as TenMarks and Discovery Education.
Learning takes place in all sorts of settings and in all times of the year. Summertime can provide time for families and for children to explore interests and build on abilities.
What will you learn this summer?