Make Every Day a Learning Experience {Part1}

May 10, 2019

Summer is almost here and that means summer break. With hot days spent away from school, many kids experience summer slump. The summer slump is when children are out of school for an extended amount of time and the things that they have learned at school get forgotten. It happens when children do not read everyday or practice other important skills that they have learned in school. By making summer a learning experience, kids can continue to learn all summer and not even realise they are still learning.

Ways to Help Kids Continue to Learn Over the Summer

A little boy that is sitting in the grass

Make it fun: The first thing about turning everyday moments into learning experiences is by making it fun. Find something that your child loves. Maybe she loves checking out flowers or bugs or rocks. It doesn’t matter what the subject is.

Books: Once you know things to focus on, get books on those subjects. If the child likes flowers, get age-appropriate books on flowers or whatever the subject is. Since it is something they like, reading time is not as difficult.

Explore: After the child has learned more of the subject, get out and look. Explore. Staying with the flower theme, see what new flowers the child can find and if she knows the name. If she doesn’t take a picture to research it later.

Hands-On: Do more than just look at the flowers and try to name them. Check out the structures of the flower and see if one flower’s petals look the same as another’s. Use the Discovery LED Pocket Scope to get a close up look at the plant.

The Discovery LED Pocket Scope is a small pocket sized microscope that is designed for kids. Perfect for children ages 6-10, this small sized microscope has a magnification power of 50X. The kids can get close up and see all the small details of the flower that they might not be able to see with just the eyes. The scope has an LED light, adjustable light direction, a focus wheel and an excellent optical lens. The Discovery Scope is easy to use for kids too. Kids can put the scope right over the item they are looking at.

This takes learning about anything to a new level, and because it seems like play, kids are learning without even knowing it. This type of learning can be used with any passion the kids have. The key is to get them excited and then get them learning.

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  • Donna Loxton May 10, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    A few nature walks and adventures to learn about the great outdoors!

  • iain maciver May 10, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    we will go exploring our local area

  • fiona waterworth May 10, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    off to eden camp with my eldest as they are doing ww2 history at school

  • Katie May 10, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Walks in the woods to learn about creepy crawlies and plants

  • Angela treadway May 10, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    trips to the park and playground x

  • Margaret GALLAGHER May 10, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Our local woodland area

  • Solange May 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    We like to go foraging in our local woods and parks.

  • Jo m welsh May 10, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    We are going to the beach and looking for what we can find there .

  • Tracy Nixon May 10, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Walks in our local parks and down on our local beach x

  • Peter Watson May 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    We’re off up the coast to do a bit of crabbing.

  • Julia Kerr May 10, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Finding penpals so that they can keep on top of handwriting and maybe learn something about where they live, while enjoying getting post

  • Susie Wilkinson May 11, 2019 at 2:01 am

    During the summer holidays we tend to go for walks along our local riverbank with our dog, they all find lots of things to examine and learn about (including the dog!)

  • Margaret Clarkson May 11, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Visiting the woods, beach and museum

  • Jackie Howell May 11, 2019 at 9:01 am

    beach exploring adventures

  • Sandra Fortune May 11, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Trips to the park and some seaside visits exploring rockpools

  • Pauline Hill May 11, 2019 at 10:46 am


  • Jane Willis May 12, 2019 at 6:49 am

    a plot-to-plate experience, with the grandchildren involved in growing, harvesting, cooking and eating veg and salads

  • Christopher Michael May 12, 2019 at 10:12 am

    We plan on going to Petra and Jerusalem

  • Justine Meyer May 12, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Trips to grandparents

  • Jesse Partington May 12, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    A visit to Monkey World where the children can learn to recognise all the different species.

  • Rachael Sexey May 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Visiting the local museum, going to the library and the beach

  • Katie B May 12, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    We have lots of trips and walks to the beach and the local forests planned! Also some fossil hunting!

  • sandy May 12, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    we like a good museum, so we’ll go to a few of those. also our local castle 🙂

  • Laura Pritchard May 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    We’ll be practising timestables with our son!

  • Rachel Mccraith May 12, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    We got out exploring places likes beaches and woodlands. We also love trips to the local science museum as there’s so many hands on things to do

  • Katie Skeoch May 12, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    We’ll be visiting the petting zoo to learn about the animals

  • Lisa Wilkinson May 12, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    We are going to go rockpooling

  • Nigel Soper May 12, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Not sure yet but it may involve the Czech republic

  • Geri Gregg May 13, 2019 at 9:49 am

    We’ve got trips to the beach and zoo planned and some nature walks

  • John Prendergast May 13, 2019 at 9:50 am

    we are going take my niece crabbing

  • S. Otoole May 13, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Nature walks in the various woods in my area. There is always plenty going on.

  • Natalie Burgess May 13, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Exploring our area and learning about wildlife xx

  • Lynne OConnor May 13, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Rockpooling at the beach and bird spotting in the garden

  • Troy Easton May 13, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Going to the Exeter Museum.

  • Tracy Newton May 13, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    We are going to have lots of fun adventures outdoors

  • ADEINNE TONNER May 13, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    We are going to the local museums so that should be fun

  • Ruth Harwood May 14, 2019 at 8:56 am

    we’ll be exploring the western lake district and also hiring a car to visit the Scottish highlands to explore the beautiful landscape there! xx

  • Ursula Hunt May 14, 2019 at 9:23 am

    We are going to Northern France to view the war graves

  • judy Kennedy May 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Staying with my mum in Dorset for a week and we will be looking for fossils along the Jurassic coast and sampling fish and chips

  • Kate Kathurima May 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    lots of out door exploring and adventures

  • Amy Bondoc May 16, 2019 at 4:31 am

    nature walks and camping!

  • Susan B May 16, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    We will be visiting the park to identify birds and to collect fallen leaves, cones and grasses for a nature collage.

  • Samantha O'D May 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    A trip to an RSPB nature reserve for a bit of bird watching

  • Rich Tyler May 17, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    A road trip to see family

  • Louise craney May 17, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    How cool is this

  • Kim Neville May 19, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Exploring different parks and visiting museums and farms

  • janine atkin May 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    we’re going to explore some parks

  • Kate Sharman May 21, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Using our national trust membership

  • Susan Willshee May 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    We’ve already visited the sealife centre near our home so when we go on holiday to the beach we are going to try to find starfish, dolphins and any other sea life we can track down

  • Rachel Butterworth May 22, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I’m taking my nephews camping for the first time this summer, so I have lots of nature walks planned and exploring rock pools at the beach.

  • Claire W May 23, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Lots of nature walks and trail hunts.

  • lorraine kirk May 23, 2019 at 10:08 am

    We haven’t made any plans yet but we like to spend lots of time outdoors

  • claire griffiths May 23, 2019 at 11:32 am

    we are going on some nature walks seeing what insect we can spot and birds etc and doing some foraging for our house rabbit and our guinea pigs

  • Martina Pichova May 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    We are looking forward to our week in Cornwall this summer.

  • Denise Wilden May 23, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Walking around the lake and woods

  • Helen May 24, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    We have started a list of all the country parks, beaches and play areas near us that my children would love to explore and take photos of over the summer. They want to create a scrapbook of all our adventures to look back on.

  • lynn neal May 24, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    We will see if we can identify the birds visiting our garden!

  • Anthea Holloway May 24, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    We shall be walking along the cliff tops and studying nature in our local woods too.

  • Sheri Darby May 24, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    We will be learning about plants and butterflies in our local woods

  • Laura Corrall May 24, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    We love going to our local park, walking the dog, doing a bit of pond dipping and seeing what we can see so we will definitely be doing this over the summer.

  • Geoff Hibbert May 25, 2019 at 7:15 am

    A trip across Dartmoor

  • Carol Boffey May 25, 2019 at 9:06 am

    a trip to cornwall

  • Pauline Burroughs May 25, 2019 at 10:49 am

    We’re going to our local RSPB reserve to learn about birds

  • Rebecca Whatmore May 25, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    We are going to some wildlife parks to learn about the different animals

  • Jayne Townson May 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Lots of trips to the local parks and beaches for us.

  • sarah parker May 26, 2019 at 8:43 am

    camping trip

  • tricia bingham May 26, 2019 at 9:07 am

    we are going Rock-Pooling in the summer holidays

  • Nicola Marshall May 26, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Trips to the seaside and lots of walks.

  • Catherine Gregory May 26, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Trip to the beach finding mussels, pebbles etc and up to the zoo learning the names and sounds of animals

  • Louise hawkins May 26, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    We are going to the national botanic gardens of Wales

  • Adrian Bold May 26, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Lots of walks and hikes in the Lake District with our dogs.

  • laura stewart May 26, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    swimming 🙂 xx

  • Sarah kirby May 26, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Lots of dog walks and visits to local national trust sites x

  • Natalie Crossan May 26, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    lots of walks and swimming

  • Kayleigh Watkins May 26, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    We love visiting our local nature reserves and country parks with a picnic, spotting wildlife xx

  • ellie spider May 26, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    lots of time outside with the dog, visiting local parks, the coast and museums 🙂 We are also going to go camping for a few weekends

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