Summer provides unique opportunities for students to continue their development. Whether it be at home, camp, the park, a campground or beach, provide your child with opportunities to play. Playing promotes creativity, develops fine and gross motor skills, and encourages turn taking and conflict resolution.
Summer also allows a child time to apply the skills and concepts they have learned in preschool or kindergarten to their own, natural environment. Encourage students to count the shells they found, find letters along the trails or read signs posted within the community! These realistic connections between personal experiences and learning help facilitate a long last love for learning!
We also encourage taking time to read with your child or in front of your child. Children often mimic what they see and what better way than providing them the opportunity to develop a love for reading. We have also created a calendar of daily activities to do with your child throughout the summer as they approach the first day of kindergarten. This is optional and is not required but rather is an organized means to help your child get ready for school.