School-aged children in the United States spend their summer holidays in many different ways. My daughter (a second grader) will attend several different camps, one a private program, and others run by our city on the campuses of local schools. Some older students attend sleep-over camps, or participate in internships, or volunteer with community groups and non-profits.
This summer (like last summer), Education.com will be hosting an activities challenge to help parents keep their kids excited about learning during the summer break. Education.com Editor-in-Chief Danielle Wood explains the companyâs decision to host the challenge:
"Educators tell us that kids slip quite a bit academically during the three months of summer break. It's called a 'break' for a reason, and no one wants to torture kids with spelling tests and math drills during the summer. But parents tell us they do want to help their kids avoid that summer slide. So we've designed activities - for preschoolers, high-schoolers, and everyone in between - that are incredibly fun, but sneak in some education, too." http://www.education.com/about/press/summer_activities_challenge/