Studio 5 Contributor, Kiersten Blanchard showcases several favorites.
The beginning of each summer is a chance to set up a summer routine, which can include a little time each day (thirty to sixty minutes) of reinforcing school skills. Make incentive charts for reading books, or doing worksheets. Mix things up to keep them fun. Most of all, find some time in your busy day to do the activities with your kids. You won’t regret it!
Utah Idaho Supply/Map World*
Summer Bridge Activities Workbook – $14.95
Most requested by grade school teachers
Clearly states what age group (i.e.
“Bridging grades 1 to 2”)
Divided into 20 (2-page) lessons
Bonus: Flashcards and stickers
Different books for each grade level and subject level
Visit www.uisupply.com for locations
*MEMORIAL SALE – Everything in the store will be 20% off on Saturday, May 29th
30 Minute a Day Learning System Workbook ¬¬ – $9.99
Divided into 50 chapters including and review and assessment at the end of each one
Book for each grade level
Also includes a CD ROM
Daily Learning Drills & Summer Link Math plus Reading Workbook Package – $13.99
Includes a workbook for a grade of school and a separate book for the summer before
Covers language arts, science, and social studies activities in addition to math and reading
School Zone Workbooks – $3.27 (Wal-Mart)
60 full-color pages with answer key
Cover a wide variety of specific subjects including the following:
School Zone Flashcards – $6.97
Interactive Flashcards for many different Subjects
Pop-up animal alphabet flashcards (Target)
3-D Numbers and Shapes (Wal-Mart)
Wipe-Off Workbooks (I Can Print) – $4.49 (Target)
Especially great for skills that need repetitive practice like printing
Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read – $30.00 (Target)
Includes DVD, workbook, supplemental books, stickers, and instructions
A complete Learn to Read system (including all levels) is available for $199
A special is running on these materials on the website www.hookedonphonics.com
Another great source for basic flashcards at a great price.
Discovery Kids Teach & Talk Activity Laptop – Clearance Price $13.99 (Used to be $39.99)
QWERTY keyboard and mouse
More than 55 activities for kids in the following areas:
The Allowance Game – $16.95
Teaches players how to use money and make change with simple math skills
Fun Monopoly-like set up
Alphabet (or Number) Sequencing Puzzle ¬- $10.95
Animal pictures help player place the alphabet pieces in the correct sequence
Number puzzle contains 3 different puzzles (from 1-10)
Math War Game Cards – $2.99
Come in Addition & Subtraction or Multiplication
Like the card game War, but with the additional challenge of simple math to determine who wins each card.
The games are clearly organized by topic. SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM!
You’ll also find the Summer Bridge Activity Workbook and many others. The Summer Bridge Activity Workbooks will be 20% off through the end of August.
Visit www.lakeshorelearning.com for location and more information
Online Learning Websites:
• www.pbskids.org (younger kids)
• http://www.starfall.com (younger kids)
• http://www.teach-nology.com/printables/ (printable worksheets)
Top 10 Summer Reading Lists:
http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/forparents/tp/summer_reading.htm (divided by categories like “Library Program Reading Lists for Kids and Teens”, “Books for Boys Recommended by Librarians”, and “Notable Children’s Books”