For parents, summer break is often less of a break and more of a headache. Finding the right way to spend those three months can be daunting. To help parents make the right decisions about how children should spend their summer, KinderCare combed the research and compiled proven tips to help your child continue to develop mentally, emotionally, and physically over the summer.
Check out the full list of tips on the KinderCare blog!
Watch KinderCare center leaders and teachers demonstrate some favorite summer activities to do with children to prevent summer learning loss in the news clips below.
Regional Vice President Stephanie Sturdevant-Ward and 2017 Legacy Award Winner and Discovery Preschool teacher April Dandurand were featured on CW Iowa Live, where they shared tips for parents on how to keep their kids physically and mentally engaged over the summer. Stephanie and April also highlighted KinderCare’s summer programs and camps and presented a fun activity families can do with their children to encourage interest in math.
KinderCare helps kids avoid summer slide
Center Director Maia King of University Children’s Center in Chicago, and two of her center children were featured on ABC 7 Chicago, where they presented a fun, sorting activity that families can modify for children of all ages to help them learn colors, letters, objects and more while spending time at home this summer.
Judy Werkheiser, a member of the Seattle KinderCare team, was featured in two on-air segments in Seattle, where she talked about summer slide and what parents can do to help prevent it. Bug hunts, nature walks and summer reading programs at local libraries are just a few of the activities Judy recommends to help children continue learning without making it overwhelming for families.
How kids can avoid summer regression and stay sharp for September
Center Director Joei Natale of Langehorne KinderCare in Langehorne, Pennsylvania was featured on Fox 29’s Good Day Weekend where she shared some of her favorite activities to help children continue to develop age-appropriate skills all year round. Be it measuring ingredients for new recipes or taking a trip to a local museum, keeping young minds engaged in the summer doesn't have to be hard work.