School’s Out for Summer- Now What?

Jun 12, 2013 2 Comments by Disclosure

For those of us who are not on a Year Round curriculum, school is out, or close to it.. for the Summer, and I’ve heard so many people asking “What now?”

Besides the typical hanging out at the beach, pool, playing outside, etc… We want ideas to keep our kids’ brains from losing everything they learned over the last school year. They need something educational, but fun. There are TONS of websites out there that your kids can use for just a few minutes a day (they really should enjoy the outdoors) that will keep many things fresh in their minds! I’ve compiled a list of various websites for different subjects that you can check out. Some are free, some are membership based.

Reading:

ARBookfinder.com- Find AR levels of reading books

ABCmouse.com- Pre K- Kindergarten Reading

Book Adventure.com – Free reading rewards program from Sylvan

Education.com- Free activities and printable worksheets

Fairfax Public School Summer Reading List 6-12 grade

Jumpstart.com – Includes membership to MathBlaster math games

KidsBookshelf.com

MagicKeys.com

Raz-Kids.com

Into The Book – K-4 Reading comprehension lessons

ReadingRockets.org- Geared towards beginning and struggling readers. Lots of parent resources

Scholastic.com- Summer Reading Challenge

Spelling City- Summer Program FAQ- No Free Trial, Paid Membership Required.

Starfall.com-  preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development

StorylineOnline.net- Online Streaming Video Program featuring famous Actors/Actresses reading children’s books aloud! Includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.

Vocabulary.co.il- Online Flash Word Games

Mathematics:

ABCya.com- Reading and Math games for grades K-5

APlusMath.com

FunBrain.com

HoodaMath.com0 Grades 1-6

ixl.com- Math for Pre K- Geometry

MathBlaster.com- Includes membership to Jumpstart.com reading games

LearningGamesForKids.com

MathIsFun.com

MathNook.com

Math Trailblazers – 2nd Grade 

TVOKids.com/games

Quantiles.com- Summer Math Challenge / Math for rising 3-6th graders

XtraMath.com

XPMath.com- eatures fun and educational math games for Grades 5-9.

Science/Social Studies

ACS- Chemistry for Life

Dear Teacher- Social Studies activities

Discovery Education

Highlightskids.com- Great Science Experiments. Explore for other activities too!

kids.NationalGeographic.com

LearningGamesForKids.com

PlanIt Green

Science 4 Us- Early Elementary Science Curriculum

Science Kids

Social Studies for Kids

SwitcherooZoo.com- Play animal games and make new animals!

If you know of any others that you absolutely love, please let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it to the list!

Have a great summer!!!

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Monica Brady, is the Owner, Author and Chief Mom Blogger of Mommy Brain Reports and her personal blog, MonicaBrady.net. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 15 years, and is a work at home mother to her beautiful identical twin girls, Alexandra and Victoria. In 2009, they moved cross country from California to coastal North Carolina, and love their new home. When she's not spending time with her girls, she's either working on her blog writing up reviews on some really cool products, working on giveaway posts, participating in events with her sponsors, or doing her work as a Social Media Consultant. Monica has had the opportunities to participate in some amazing campaigns with some amazing brands, and loves the relationships she's developed with each one of them.

2 Responses to “School’s Out for Summer- Now What?”

  1. Linda says:

    My daughter loves Learning Games for kids. We also use Vocabulary and Spelling City (http://www.spellingcity.com/summer-program-faq.html). If you are looking for science, you might consider Science4Us.
    I love your list and am going to check some of them out now. Thanks!

  2. Monica says:

    Thanks Linda! I’ll add those to the list now!

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