How about a website your children could visit with their parents to find new ideas and projects? You could also provide links to other educational sites parents and children would enjoy together. For starters, you might choose some websites from my list here at drjean.org. Click here for my list.
Invite parents for a workshop and involve them in making the summer calendar, “Can of Fun,” or summer journal. Encourage them to personalize the activities by using relatives’ names, pets, and special things their child enjoys.
Let children brainstorm summer activities they would like included.
Be sure to provide translations of these activities for parents who do not speak English
SUPER SUMMER JOURNAL
Each child will need a pocket folder for this project. Prepare sheets with activities children can do over the summer. You could put several activities on each page. As children do the different projects, have them draw and write about their experiences.
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