When did the idea of ‘school work’ become bad? I mean, why is it so frowned upon to have children do school work in the summertime?
I suppose I might be coming at things from a different angle since we homeschool and ensure we live a very balanced life in regards to school work. As you might know, my children do their core skills for about an hour a day. The rest of the day is spent reading, diving into our unit studies, playing, being outside, connecting with friends, and letting the kids have loads of time to follow their own interests. Learning unfolds for us naturally all day long.
Lately, I have been seeing so many memes and quotes about letting kids just ‘enjoy’ their summers! Yes! Let’s let them enjoy their summers – but what is so unenjoyable about learning?
From my experience, when we start our day with our core skills, we begin our day with a ‘learning mindset’ so to speak. We seek out educational things, take time to dive into questions as they are asked, find opportunities to add, subtract, multiply, count, find words that start with certain sounds, rhymes, and so on.
I know many of you feel the very same way I do. Many of us are birds of a feather, so to speak. So I am going to keep on putting out resources that benefit my family hoping to find more birds to join our flock (I am really not sure that analogy means anything, but hoping you catch my drift!). I hope you love these Summer Learning Bundles!
AND – best of all – these Summer Learning Bundles are entirely FREE!!! (WWWHHHAAAAATTT?!) It is true!
I decided to offer these bundles for free so you can see the quality of content I provide. I hope that you check out these bundles and think – ‘Goodness! If she is giving these away for free just IMAGINE how amazing her paid resources are!’ (Or something along those lines).
PLEASE NOTE: After you grab a free summer learning bundle, it will be emailed to you and you will be taken to a page where you are shown a special offer for one of my related resources! This is a limited-time, one-chance offer so if it resonates with you, please scoop it up!
Here are your Summer Learning Bundles!
Each Summer Learning Bundle contains 10 weeks of content (I know this is a little longer than the typical summer, but you can pick and choose your weeks!). The idea is to complete one page per day. These bundles contain math and literacy activities from the various strands of the curriculum. These are not comprehensive grade course books of course, though I do offer those right here! These books offer your child a chance to practice some skills, and a chance for you both to develop that ‘learning mindset’ to find similar, hands-on, learning opportunities all day long.
For the very most part, each page will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. That’s it! It is amazing what this short amount of time will do for developing skills and a learning mindset though. It really is remarkable!
Preschool/Kindergarten Summer Learning Bundle
This version of the Summer Learning Bundle is ideal for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners. Now I am a HUGE proponent of hands-on play and I am not a big fan of worksheets for little ones. But this learning bundle will let you see skills we want our little ones to be developing. If the worksheet asks you to put 5 stuffies in order from smallest to largest, by ALL MEANS, please grab 5 real stuffies and do this activity in a hands-on way.
Grab it >>> Preschool/Kindergarten Summer Learning Bundle
Grade One/Two Summer Learning Bundle
As our little ones dive into summer it is a wonderful time to keep those literacy and math skills fresh and sharp. Whether your child is an avid reader, or just getting started, these worksheets will be great practice. I love starting the day with our core skills. You could even pop out that ONE page for the day at the breakfast table. It is a fabulous way to start our day with a bit of discussion and learning. It truly sets the tone for the rest of the day!
Grab it >>> Grade One/Two Summer Learning Bundle
Grade Three/Four Summer Learning Bundle
The older children get, the more reluctant they can be to the idea of worksheets. I would strongly encourage you not to push your children to complete these pages if they are really against it. In order for learning to truly happen, our children need to be engaged in what they are doing. Instead, you could look through that day’s page yourself and have a conversation with your child over breakfast about the skills touched upon in the workbook that day. You could brainstorm the word problem together! Keep it light and fun, we are developing a learning mindset, and that can’t be done overnight.
Grab it >>> Grade Three/Four Summer Learning Bundle
I hope these Summer Learning Bundles are helpful to you and yours. If you are looking for more resources for your little ones, please check out my shop right here!
Thank you so much for reading, my sweet friend,