Chelsea - posted on 06/30/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have a 9 year old daughter who is currently in the GATE program at her elementary school. I want to keep her engaged while on summer break. Back in the day they allowed students to attend summer school for fun which I did myself. Unfortunately, that is not offered unless your child is falling behind. I don't want her to lose months of education over the vacation. We have participated in many science experiments and reading assignments at home, but I want to have her feel as if it is a game and not an 'extension of school'. I have taken her to the aquarium multiple times as well as the tide pools to engage her in thoughful conversation as well as going to the book store where we have spent hours reading all types of books while louging around. She is becoming bored and we still have 2 months left! Help! Anyone have any ideas that could peak her interest? She loves to read, loves science and animals, but also loves mythical creatures such as fairies.