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Every year we purchase workbooks to help with skills we know our kids need to work on and to minimize the inevitable “summer slide.” For the younger ones, it’s colors and numbers. As they grow, it’s addition, subtraction, multiplication tables, and fractions. Now we are filling in with reading comprehension and grammar.
This year, I have been so impressed with the Summer Bridge Series. For less than $10, you can get one of the most organized summer workbooks I have found!
Why my kids like it:
- There is not a breakdown by skill, but a breakdown by days.
- The days are 2 pages long with a variety of activities.
Why I like it:
- There are 3 sections of 20 days – just 60 days of work for the summer, or 12 weeks if you skip 2 each week.
- Each section has goals for the child to set for those 20 days of work.
- Each day includes some math, some reading, and some writing, all in one.
- The price – can’t be beat for this level of organization!
Below are for elementary age students – from Kindergarten through 5th grade:
Now, I’m not a nazi about this. If we miss a day here and there, it’s no big deal. We only focus on it when we have some free time in our day. I don’t think we’ll finish all 60 days but I know they will get as much out of it as they put into it!
Do you use workbooks with your children over the summer? I’d love to hear how you work to prevent the summer slide!