Friday, June 19, 2009

Summertime Strategies, Part One

On Wednesday we hosted our second Virtual Coffee, a casual conference call with some of our favorite bloggers who focus on education, parenting and creativity.
Our topic of conversation was ways to keep children interested in reading during the summer months—in the house, in the car, or out on the town.

Amy Mascott of
Teach Mama gave us this gem:
Custom Shopping Lists for Trips to the Grocery Store!
Make a list of words to read and find on a shopping trip. Each kid gets a crayon and his/her own list with words spelled out in large letters and a picture beside it.

It was thrilling to hear so many varied ideas for games, activities and launching points for learning-moments. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing many of the great ideas you can use to keep your kids reading during the summer . We are lucky to have a very creative and involved group of parents including:

Nirasha Jaganath –
Mommy Niri
Allie McDonald –
No Time for Flash Cards
Brian Frank –
Book dads
Hillary Morris –
Mrs. Mo’s New Jersey

1 comment:

Sound Reading Solutions said...

I'm looking forward to hearing more fun ideas of how to keep children engaged this summer! It is always a challenge to pull the classroom into the summer without making reading a chore.