Keeping Kids Engaged in Summer

The best way to continue the learning process even in the off season of preschools in Redmond, WA, involves getting your kid acclimated to learning all the time. Kids tend to develop most of their social skills and cognitive learning processes at programs such as the ones offered here, at Montessori Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary School in Redmond, WA. 

What happens once school is out for the summer? Your child, though active and social, might yearn to continue their academic learning process outside of the school year. 
Below, I’ve compiled some helpful ways to keep your youngster engaged and learning in Redmond, WA.

The Montessori Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary School, located in Redmond, WA, offers students a surplus of learning opportunities and programs, extending into the summer months. There is a Summer 2018 curriculum and brochure available online. This includes fun team sports, bonding arts and crafts and surprise activities that include pony rides or marshmallow roasting! It is available for children ages 3-8 and can be a fantastic source of fun for your little one. Activities also include science projects, cooking lessons and lessons on animals and surrounding nature. There are also surrounding opportunities at varying preschools Redmond WA as well. If you’re now realizing you’ve missed the deadline to this program, there are still many ways to keep your kid learning and socialized over the summer. 

Start tutoring at home: Print off worksheets online and present them as a fun task to complete. Education.com offers fun printable worksheets perfect for kids. There are coloring by number, addition and subtraction and learning about coins practice sheets available all at the touch of a button.

Hire a free tutor using your local youth group or community center. Many kids create lasting bonds with tutors over time and hiring a local high school student can provide a great sense of mentorship to your child during the off-school months. According to www.verywellfamily.com, a tutor is, “…someone with expertise in a subject area who is not a certified teacher, such as an academically talented student. Some tutors work for commercial tutoring businesses.” 

Many JCC’s or YMCA’s, such as the Bellevue Family YMCA create a fun learning space for kids to interact with peers and discover new interests such as swimming, basketball and arts and crafts. Not sure what your local YMCA can provide? Visit their website here and discover all the interactive activities that await: https://www.seattleymca.org/locations/bellevue-family-ymca. 

Many children that thrive in school can be seen engaging in educational opportunities outside of the classroom. For example, a trip to the local zoo offers a bevy of learning opportunities for your youngster. Gather a small group of kids and parents for a fun day trip to Woodland Park Zoo. A quick 20-minute drive to Seattle gives your kid a chance to interact with and learn about a multitude of wonderful animals all around the world. Or, schedule a tour guide at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens, a fast fifteen-minute drive away and give your kid a chance to explore the wonders of plant life. Each of these opportunities presents an exciting and critically engaging chance for your child to interact with learning in a stress-free, adventurous setting.