Well, it’s finally June! I’m so happy to see summer months around the corner, because that means fun in the sun in our homeschool! Luckily, summer break doesn’t have to stop being educational, and that’s one of my favorite parts of homeschooling! Keep reading to see how we can implement foundational learning this Summer!
Foundational Learning for Summer
I love the idea of longer summer days for doing a deep dive into foundational learning – and of course making it fun!
This weekend Educents is hosting a Summer Stock Up Sale with Free Shipping on orders over $25 with code SUNSHINE.
Read on for my Top 5 Picks to make the most of the sale and summer – (plus a few ideas for Father’s Day):
This is a 12-month subscription to science experiments delivered by Ms. Frizzle – I approve! It’s such a great way to get the kiddos excited about learning and the monthly delivery is a great surprise!
Since the whole family can enjoy this, and it lasts the whole year, it’s my first pick as a Father’s Day gift. Who wants a tie when you can do science together?!
Price: $119 down from $240 plus Free Shipping with code SUNSHINE through Monday
This award winning series has taught thousands of little ones to read because it breaks learning to read down to a manageable undertaking while engaging your little one. In the words of American author, Mark Twain:
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.”
The Hooked on Phonics Pre-K-2 program does just that so your kiddos can get ahead and learn the wonders of literature!
Great for beginners.
Price: $129 down from $299 plus Free Shipping with code SUNSHINE through Monday
Did you ever play piano? I never made it to rock stardom but am so glad that I started learning the foundation of music with the piano. It has such a full range, and has been part of myriad musical traditions, from Beethoven to Diana Krall.
This award winning package is a great starter kit for your kiddo’s summer learning. Let’s face it: they’re going to need some variety, and what better a way to add music to their lives than with this complete kit and instruction from renowned Juliard teachers?
It comes with a bunch of multimedia tools, and a song list that includes writers like Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, and Elton John. Perfect for summer and beyond!
Great for learners age 8+
Price: $199 down from $299 plus Free Shipping with code SUNSHINE through Monday
Here’s another pick for Father’s Day!
But in all seriousness, this is a great tool to empower kids to learn to clean and clean well, so nobody needs to swoop in afterward. During summer, my mother always said if we were bored, we had two options: math work books, or CLEANING. Both are important! Since summer has less structured time, this is a great tool to get started on the spick-and-span house we’ve all been dreaming of. And the kiddos actually like it!
Excellent for ALL ages.
Price: $19.95 down from $24.95 plus Free Shipping with code SUNSHINE through Monday (orders over $25)
Coding certainly seems to be a buzzword these days, but it’s definitely more than that. As our world becomes more digitized, understanding the principals of writing computer scripts is becoming more and more important (and a touch more in our kiddos’ generation!). Learning to code with Minecraft makes learning this hard skill fin! Once complete, your kids will have a sense of accomplishment – what they create is completely unique, and shareable. I really like this tool – it creates an opportunity to build a foundational confidence with computing that will serve a lifetime.
Since this is a year long course that builds a long term confidence, it’s worth an investment.
Great for ages 8-14
Price: $149.99 down from $249.99 plus Free Shipping with code SUNSHINE through Monday