*The following is a post from contributing writer Mary Prather.
Summer is upon us.
I find that if my kids have a total break for too long everyone is at loose ends.
We don’t technically school “year round,” but I definitely try to plan learning activities during those hot summer months. It’s important, also, to remember to plan FUN ACTIVITIES for your kids.
I’d like to share three ideas with you that might just help make your summer more fun, educational, and memorable!
Interest Led Unit Studies
Have a meeting with your children and ASK THEM what they would like to delve into this summer. Let them assist you in the planning, gathering of materials, and make it FUN!
Many times we have created our own unit studies, but some of my favorite “already made” unit studies are:
- Unit Studies from Amanda Bennett (she has a Baseball study we will be doing this summer!)
- Five in a Row and Beyond Five in a Row – beautiful literature based unit studies
- Homeschool Share – free unit studies on oodles of topics; just search around the site and you will have fun!