While I enjoy summer time with the kids, and I want them to have fun (and they will), I don't want all their hard work during the year to go out the window. My kids read all summer and will be doing activity sheets. I received a little note home from the teachers regarding books called Summer Bridge Activities. I went to Barnes & Noble, looked them over, and decided it was just the right amount of busy work. (psst.... I ordered mine from Amazon because it was less expensive)
The books are broken up into simple daily worksheets. Each worksheet has a sampling of Math and Language Arts. They came in the mail today, and they are a hit! The boys loved it. Brandon even remarked that his teacher would be proud of him for exercising his brain.
I told Adam and Brandon this will be incorporated into their morning chores. Yes, I said morning chores. During the summer their morning chores are as follows:
- Make their beds and tidy their rooms
- Brush their teeth after cleaning up breakfast dishes
- Practice their respective instruments
- Daily worksheet
Now, just so no one thinks I am a mean mother whose children have to do school work all summer with no fun, here are a few fun things the boys have to look forward to:
- Darien Lake (hopefully for July 4th)
- Summer trip to the Outer Banks, NC
- Baseball game in Toronto
- Food Truck night
- Taste of Buffalo
- Swimming in various family and friends pools
We plan on enjoying our summer, as I hope you do as well. So, if you are interested in a little bit of busy work to keep their minds sharp, I do encourage you to check out these books. I don't receive any kind of compensation. This is just my opinion from one parent to another on a good buy for summer time.