The summer months are a time for relaxation and play—as well as an opportunity for exploration and learning in unexpected ways! I recently chatted with Dr. Rebecca Palacios, a teacher from Corpus Christi, Texas who holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, to discuss the importance of summer learning. Dr. Palacios is a National Board Certified Teacher and a Founding Director for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), as well as Senior Curriculum Advisor for the award-winning early education site ABCmouse.com.
In our conversation, Dr. Palacios shared a few ways parents can encourage their children to continue learning in the summer while giving them a chance to follow their natural curiosities and interests.
This is a great article full of information and ideas to keep kids learning over summer break. This has always been a struggle in our house and a lot of that falls on me. I have to remember that I have to be consistent and participate in the program. It is so easy for me to fall in to the laid back summertime routine and forget to follow through with the “summer program” the family discussed at the end of the school year.
Have a read and enjoy. Please chime in with any comments and share what works for your family.
VP & Dad