How to keep your child’s brain active during the summer

Summer is just around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait! I love having my kids all to myself during the summer months and having the freedom to do our own thing on our own schedule.

Speaking of schedules, most experienced moms have found that their summers go much smoother when there is one (a schedule, that is, and both April and Saren wrote great articles about that here and here), and many of those same moms have also discovered there are easy ways to incorporate learning into all that summer fun. We’ve all heard the reports of teachers spending the first semester of school re-teaching their students everything they forgot while lazing around the pool for 10 weeks straight, but I like to think we can prevent our children’s brains from turning to slush over the summer.

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