Summer ActivitiesTo Spice Things Up For Year Round Homeschool

July 24, 2012

Does your family participate in homeschool? Compared to some home school families whose summer means a three-month long summer vacation, year-round homeshool families keep hitting the books. While year-round homeschool students may not be free from lesson planning, book-cluttered tables, and daily schedules, you might want to find indulge in summer activity ideas that are still productive, but exciting.

Summer is a great season for trips to the zoo or going to the park to read book under a big tree. This will not only help your kids enjoy summer, but also provides a great way for them to continue learning while getting out of the house. Or, bring your kids to a local aquarium to enjoy and learn more about the sea creatures and animals.

Field trips are ideal during the summer. You can take the family on nature walks, park play dates that allow them to socialize with other kids without feeling like they skipped the days learning lessons. Because of the set up of year-round homeschool, there is more time for learning, but that can also mean lots of time for fun too. You can even go on a road trip, and infuse some learning activities or games.

Some parents could also try going out on a camping trip to change the ambiance for learning. With many parks and forests where you can go camping to, you can also find exciting places where you can continue teaching your kids, all while having fun. You just have to make every learning experience related to the place and atmosphere of your location.

Just remember that 24/7 schooling can become tiresome for your kids, and you too. Even with year-round homeschooling, it is important that your kids will also have some breaks from the usual ways of learning things. The idea is to spice things up. You can combine fun and adventure with learning. All you have to do is to be creative and find learning opportunities while doing other fun activities. If you are able to do this, you will find your kids continuing to excel in their homeschooling environment.

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