Rex is almost out of school. Last year I read the Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and it really made me think. (Short version: It's a book that explores and dissects success.) One section talked about the difference between children who do nothing over the summer and those that keep learning and having educational experiences.
I don't Rex to forget all he's learned at school over the summer, so I've been planning on doing "Mommy school" with him and with Baden all summer.
I've made a plan for the week with subjects we'll cover. I want it to be fun as well. We plan on having five subjects - one for each day of the week. The line up is Letters, Art & Music, Numbers, Science, and Computers. It won't be anything intense, but I'm thinking we'll do about an hour a day.
Now, I don't plan on reinventing the wheel, so I thought today I would share with you some of the sites I plan on using for ideas. Here are five great resources for teaching your young children.
2) Steph from Modern Parent Messy Kids has tons of resources. I am a fan of her Make and Play Vault which is FULL of fun hands on ideas. I've been planning on getting some of THESE for a long time. I think the boys would love them.
3) 1+1+1=3 is also an awesome resource. Carisa has amazing preschools packs to choose from HERE. (I blogged about them once HERE.) She does more than preschool packs, too. Just spend a few minutes browsing all her stuff and you'll fall in love. She's got something for every kid.
4) Did you know that UCreate has a whole separate site for kid crafting? There are lots of fun ideas stored up there as well. Find it HERE.
5) Disney's Family Fun site has a lot of ideas from crafting to games. The crafting section HERE has a lot of ideas for a broad range of ages.
Do you have a site you love for educational and fun actives for kids? Feel free to add one to the comment section. It's so awesome to have free resources to use. I love all the idea sharing.
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