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If your child will not be attending nursery/ preschool over the summer, chances are you’re thinking of ways to entertain them over the summer. If that’s the case, hopefully these ideas will help you! You don’t need to be too prescriptive- child led play and learning is definitely the way to go. But it doesn’t hurt to have a few ideas up your sleeve to help inspire the fun this summer. So here are five themes for summer learning that we’re sure your little one will love!
Summer is the perfect time to study the seaside, and if you live near to a beach even better! If not, try to plan a visit to the seaside if you can, or to the nearest aquarium if possible. If visits aren’t an option though, there are still plenty of ways that you can enhance this theme for your little ones. Some play ideas that you can try:
All kids are interested in space at some point or another, so why not make the most of that this summer? Lighter evenings mean that you can set a night to go out and look at the stars- a real treat when early mornings are not a necessity the next day! Other ideas for space related play and learning include:
Summer is perfect for bugs! There are lots of them around this time of year, and hopefully the weather will be nice enough to spend longer periods outside searching for them! Invest in a magnifying glass (these can be picked up fairly cheaply in pound shops) and a small basket to collect leaves, twigs etc. Some other ideas for play and learning include:
We’ve already written about lots of dinosaur themed ideas for play and learning- see this post. As it’s such a popular idea we thought it was well worth another mention! If you get chance, try to get to a museum to see some real dinosaur bones too.
Summer is also perfect for learning more about gardening too! We posted about the benefits of gardening with kids here, and other ideas for this summer include:
What will you be up to with the kids this summer?