"For some children, summertime means camp, visits to museums, parks, and libraries, and access to a variety of fun and enriching activities. For many low-income children, however, the reality of summer is far from this ideal."
Looking for fun ideas? Here are several resources to enhance your summer program.
Get students excited about reading with the Scholastic Summer Challenge, a free summer-long literacy program designed to motivate all children to read four or more books. The Summer Challenge site also features resources for educators and parents. Find out more here.
Find out about this exciting summer reading and fitness challenge designed by Summer Bridge Activities and Major League Socce to help kids stay sharp and fit over the summer!
Check out RIF's 2009 Summer Reading Guide for tips, book ideas, and a daily calendar of summer reading activities.
Use this resource from the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Thinkfinity.org, and Verizon to find a range of summer activities that promote "Learning Beyond the Classroom" for K-12 children and youth.
Sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, this site provides free educational resources and ideas for afterschool, educators, parents and students. They also have ideas for summer learning fun
Freshbrain.org offers an online summer camp focused on multi media development and production including application development, graphic design, music mixing, and robotics. Also, support and incentives for participants through virtual counselors and corporate sponsors. This site is geared towards teens and is free of charge.
Exploratorium is an virtual science center complete with exhibits, interactive tools and modules, as well as science projects to do at your site.
Great tips on tips on making the most of the trip to the library