I don't know what it is, but even though I just have a preschooler (two days a week), the beginning of summer makes for a great time to start a new routine & add in some extra fun. Maybe its the beautiful weather or the feeling of a "new start". Anyway, I thought I'd share a list of what we're doing around here for fun & learning this summer. The items that are bolded are specifics or topics we're going to do every week. I'm trying to come up with an idea for each topic for each week. These are the things we did last week:
Movie Monday -- something we started a few months ago & will continue. The kids love to spread out a blanket & have popcorn while watching a movie.
Kids National Geographic -- learn about a new animal each week with the details, videos & soundbites from this website. I'm printing out a card for each animal & we'll store them in a 3x5 card file box for each kid.
Computer Games/Activities -- Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
Hooked On Phonics & Letter Writing
Outdoors -- planting seeds, played in the water (blow up swimming pool)
Games -- Red Light, Green Light
Cooking -- made, frosted & added sprinkles to cupcakes
Additional Activities -- Just Dance on the Wii