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Let’s Learn How We Can Keep Our Children Mentally Engaged This Summer

Let’s Learn How We Can Keep Our Children Mentally Engaged This Summer

Let’s try out these suggestions to keep our kids sharp even when school’s out.

Just because it’s summer vacation doesn’t mean that our kids can’t keep learning and engaging their minds.  In fact, there are a lot of activities that we can do with our children to help them stay sharp.  Here are some suggestions to keep our children’s minds active this summer.

Set Reading Goals

One way to keep our kids engaged is by encouraging them to read more.  To facilitate a love of reading, we should try taking weekly trips to our local library where our kids can choose from a wide variety of books to read.  If our kids need a little more incentive, then we can try setting reading goals and rewards for them.  For instance, we can offer them a small reward every time they finish a new book.  Not only will this keep them motivated to read, but it will also ensure that their reading abilities continue to improve.

Play Educational Games

Kid these days are very into video and online games.  However, these games do not usually offer any educational benefits.  Rather than letting our children spend all their time on these types of games, we should introduce them to puzzles and other logic-based games.  As many educational games now come in a familiar digital format, they will appeal to our kids while still serving beneficial purposes.

Summer Camps/Classes

Just because the regular school session is out doesn’t mean that our kids have to stop learning.  If we want to keep our children’s brains active, then we need to consider signing them up for supplemental summer classes or educational summer camps.  Let’s just make sure that we do not overcrowd our children’s schedule with classes; they should still have time to enjoy themselves and just be kids.

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we try out these suggestions to keep our children engaged this summer.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.  Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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