Summer Learning Program from Sun Scholars
Well, those of you that read Red Ted Art regularly may know, that I am a huge fan of the lovely Sun Scholars. A wonderful website full of kids activities – in particularly fun crafts that I love. You will find things that Rachel makes for her children and with her children – and recently her 9yrs old daughter made a wonderful Guest Craft for Red Ted art – really it was fantastic. Clearly Sun Scholars is doing something right with her kids!
So when she asked me to take a peak at her Summer Learning Program, I jumped at the chance.
I new it would be well thought out and thorough and yet fun! And it IS!
Sun Scholars sent through activities for 12 weeks worth of at home “learning” – designed to prevent the well researched “Summer Leanring Dip” that many kids experience, this a week for week set of activities to involve 4-9yrs olds.
The first things I noticed as I went through were:
* How the activities involve a range of ages, so that younger siblings can join in.
* How the activities seem like things that I (!) would like to do with the kids – learning that is fun and interesting! (e.g. reading the addresses on the mail and charting where the mail has come from on a map – my son would adore this).
* How the program is thorough providing you with a GOOD hours work each day, however that you can dip in and out of it and make it fit you and your children’s needs.
The activities do require a little prep each week by mom (e.g. printing off handy templates, getting one or two items for the store cupboard – e.g. peanut butter for some baking), but it feels like an hour or so a week and then you are all set to go for that week’s activities. Which I think considering you are providing your child with perfect learning opportunities that are interesting and fun, is a reasonable amount of time to invest.
What do I think? I think it is BRILLIANT! The holidays in the UK are only 6-8 weeks, so we will not need the full 12 week program. But I am planning of using elements of the rest for our Easter holidays (i.e now) and also, that means I get to pick my “favourite” lesson plans!
Well done Rachel, I think it is fantastic! Thanks for letting us take a peak!
Want more ideas for summer? How about these gorgeous Friendship Bracelets ? Here are some great ones for Summer Camp and beyond! Or why not check out some of these Best Science Experiments for kids!
Thanks so much for your kind words Maggy! I am so happy to hear that you like my program and are planning on using it with your kiddos. Thanks for sharing such a nice review!! I appreciate it!!
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