If you are like us, we chose to take a nice long break over summer! We had some trips planned as well as, my girls were attending camp multiple weeks throughout summer. Even though we were keeping pretty busy, when we weren’t busy, we were itching to have some educational time. Yes you read that correctly, my kids were actually asking to do school. That’s one joy to homeschool, kids don’t dread it (most of the time).
I didn’t want to break into our curriculum for our upcoming school year, so I came up with 5 ways to keep my kids engaged in learning over summer.
5 Ways to Keep your Kids Engaged in Learning Over Summer:
1. Summer Reading Challenge
This one was so simple, but so fun! Each of my kids found 5 books around the house that they haven’t already read, and added it to their summer reading list. We set a start date and some basic rules and my kids competed against each other to read through their books. Oddly enough my girls finished reading the exact same day. This was a simple and free way to keep them reading over summer.
2. Free Homeschool Curriculum Trials
After we quickly completed the reading challenge, I was looking for something else to keep their attention. I was so pleased to stumble across the Home School Buyers Club! Early in summer I started seeing a lot of chatter about this company and it peaked my interest. I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to work with this company and share some great things with you guys!
Homeschool Buyers Club provided Smart Points to use their product to share my honest review, as always any opinions expressed are my own.
Summer is here, and what better way to get a jump-start on homeschooling than with free trials on top of curriculum. Explore new programs and tools that will help your child succeed this upcoming year and beyond.
- Thinkwell Free Trial
- Reading Skills Assessment Ongoing
- HomeSchoolPiano Trial
- Code Avengers Free Trial
- Kids Guitar Academy Trial
- Mr Henry’s Music World Freebie
- Nessy.com Free Trial
- Mark Kistler Art Lessons
- Creta Class 7 Day Trial
- Math Mammoth PDFs
- Reading Eggs
- Smile and Learn
- History Alive Grades 6-12
- History Alive Grades 1-6
- Vocabulary Quest
- Dynamic Earth Learning (Aquaponics Course)
3. Free Gifts from Homeschool Buyers Club
Any order you place from Homeschool Buyers Club you can also access 3 free gifts that are great learning tools over summer! These free gifts include items on staying safe online, Craft & hobby ideas, plus a whole month access to eSpried Library!
Enjoy up to 3 exclusive free gifts (a $38 value) with any purchase! Simply head to their website place your order, and upon checkout, select your free gift(s).
4. Try a Unit Study over Summer
Unit Studies can be a great way to expand learning through summer! They can be interest led topics that your child chooses, and a fun way to keep busy over summer. If you are interested in a FREE unit study– check out my Human Body Unit Study– this would be perfect for summer!
5. Take those Homeschool Field Trips
I know as a homeschool mom, you planned the most perfect year, with lots of great field trip ideas…..but also as a homeschool mom I know life can get in the way. Take the summer break to catch up on those missed field trips- your kids will love them!
Remember, you are taking a summer break for a reason, refresh and recharge. Don’t over you do it- save that for the new school year! Use these great FREE ideas and get your kids signed up for these amazing free trials…..that way when someone asks what you did over summer, you can replay, we took piano lessons and did an art study– with never learning the house!