A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Summertime Funtime Activities

image of sun

from
the U.S. Department of Education's
Office of Educational Research and Improvement


Summer can be more than just vacation time for kids; it's also a great opportunity for parents to spend more time participating in learning activities with their children. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement has created a summer calendar filled with suggested activities ranging from library visits and field trips to math exercises you can do at home.

Of course, there are always activities you and your child can share every day. They include:

Every Day:

  • Give your child a hug and say "I love you."

  • Praise your child.

  • Talk with your child.

  • Read and write with your child for at least 30 minutes every day.

  • With your child, make a dictionary of new words and add to it every day.

  • Count with your child.

  • Share news with your child.

  • Listen to music with your child.

To see more activities you can share with your child, simply select a month to view a calendar of daily suggestions:


Information was based on the Learning Partners series for parents. For more information, please contact the National Library for Education, 555 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20208, telephone (800)424-1616. For other ideas, contact Read*Write*Now at (800) USA-LEARN.


[Home]