Summer is just around the corner, and students are starting to look forward to swimming and playing outside with their friends. This means that parents need to start thinking about how they can reduce summer slide using educational activities that are fun and exciting.
Creating Fun Activities
There are many fun ways to incorporate education into your summer. Children love finding out how things work through creative, hands-on activities. Camp Invention® by the National Inventors Hall of Fame® provides modules for children to get their hands dirty and explore their curiosity. In the 2018 program, Fast Forward, children will learn what it’s like to be a vet by using tools to take apart a robotic dog. They’ll get to build and personalize a robotic dog and compare the inner mechanics to the biology of living animals. Other activities include exploring the technology behind self-driving cars by creating a vehicle of the future, building a “smart” home and creating cake catapults in the “It Will Be a Piece of Cake” challenge.
Building a Lifelong Habit
Additionally, if children are taught early to enjoy learning, they’ll make it a lifelong habit – even during the summer. It’s important to introduce children to STEM at an early age because these experiences can, one day, impact their career choices. Figuring out problems to real-world events gives children something to believe in while being surrounded by like-minded peers. STEM summer programs can provide an environment that builds a connection between social influence and innovation education.
Learning can and should be fun. Programs like Camp Invention is one of the easiest ways to help children avoid the summer slide AND have fun doing it.
Our local Camp Invention is taking place at Turner/Bartels K-8 School from 6/4/2018- 6/7/2018. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332 to learn more and secure your child’s spot today! Use promo code MacKid25 to save $25 (expires 3/23) and MacKid15 to save $15 (expires 5/4)