Summer Homework even when your not in school

Jeanie - posted on 07/10/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




When summer rolls around, most kids are thinking of sleeping in and playing in the pool. Parents are occupied attempting to keep their kids busy and teachers are concerned that they didn't prepare their students enough for the following year. However, all should be actively fighting braindrain. Summer Homework even when your not in school - Has anyone else in this group taken the time to read along side with your son or daughter? Motivate your kids with great book recommendations, foster a love of reading during the summer months, and keep your child's skills sharp all year long.


Jodi - posted on 07/10/2016




I don't believe in homework over holidays unless a child is behind. I think kids need a break. yes, by all means, encourage them to have time to read, and do educational activities, but keep them light and fun. We visit the art gallery or the science museum - fun and education all in one. But seriously? Actively focusing on homework and making it seem like homework? Nope.

When it comes to reading to our children, or encouraging them to read? That should just become a daily habit.

And that is "you're" not "your".


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Dove - posted on 07/10/2016




I absolutely encourage my kids to keep reading and my son (going into 3rd grade) has a computer program through the school that we call Kid Biz that he 'should' be doing (he's done a couple... more often than not he's just playing a Pokemon game or watching Youtube videos)... but I don't actually MAKE my kids do any school work related stuff during the summer. They mostly do whatever they want (w/in reason). My son has been exercising a different part of his brain this summer by going to a music center 3-5 hours/day, 3-5 days/week for the past month... and I'm good w/ that.

Teachers expect that kids will drop a little over the summer and plan for that... hence the reason the beginnings of every school year in elementary are about reviewing things they learned the previous year.

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