Get Ready for Summer Learning

PREP Rally for Hurricane Season
Lead a Prep Rally- a FREE turnkey emergency preparedness program for children grades K-5. The Prep Rally utilizes engaging games
and activities
to bring concepts to life. It can be a short lesson or lead to a community wide event. Save the Children provides curriculum,
resources, videos and more
!


Water Safety
Hanging out at the pool or the beach on a hot day is a great way to beat the heat, but most people don’t think about water safety.  Learn great water safety tips from the American Red Cross.


Free Summer Meal Programs

According the National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment,  only one in eight children who qualify for free or reduced-price
meals access them in the summer months. There are many organizations in the Houston area that offer free, nutritious meals during the
summer
.

Houston Food Bank

United States Department of Agriculture

Harris County School Districts

 

Free Stay-cation FunHarris County is a great place to find free educational activities for children and families.

Lego Mini Model Building

Discovery Green

Children’s Museum of Houston Family Nights

Miller Outdoor Theater

Houston Museum District Free Admission Times

Barnes and Noble

Harris County Public Libraries

Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Other free events in Houston

 

Here are a few ideas for fun at home.

Take virtual tours of other cities or attractions.

Create a podcast or online tutorial for other kids.

Host a board game tournament.

Plan a spa day at home.

Splash the day away in the backyard with water balloons and sprinklers.

Have a scavenger hunt.

Enjoy a picnic lunch outside or indoors. 






Watch what happens to kids

in the summer. See the

difference summer learning 

opportunities can make.










Houston Greater Area Parents

What experiences will you share with your child this summer? 

With the kids getting out of school, and summer season starting, you may wish to consider some recommended learning activities or programs during the summer months for your kids. Summer is a perfect time to promote student enrichment with additional time to explore, discover, and build curiosity through fun and challenging learning opportunities. 

  • Parents can help children retain the knowledge and skills learned over the summer, and give them a head start on the school year ahead.

  • Parents can assist during this transition and prevent summer learning loss through engaging children in hands-on learning activities, which are especially memorable during the season of decreased academic pressure.


Click here for wonderful low cost summer activities for kids. 





Summer Afterschool/Child Care Programs in Greater Houston Area









Schools may be closed for the summer, but our brains are open for knowledge!


Schools may be closed for the summer, but children's brains are open for knowledge!
  How can CASE help you?

Your summer program is so important as a way to stop the SUMMER SLIDE!

Did you know….???

  • A 2013 survey of 500 teachers by the NLSA found that nearly 66% of teachers reported needing to devote 3-4 weeks to review and or reteach material.

  • Another 24% of teachers reported spending 5 weeks or more backtracking.  During a 40 week calendar, teachers have to spend more than %10 of their time pulling students back up to where they had been before SUMMER SLIDE!

      • CASE encourages you to talk to parents about summer learning loss and the importance of summer reading.  Visit www.summerlearning.org for family resources.

      • Consider joining the free Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge-a free online reading program dedicated to children’s reading.  Visit www.scholastic.com/summer to learn more about the event.

      • Visit the CASE Lending Library for materials to spark learning.  Students can take part in Reader’s Theatre, art, science experiments, math games, and more.  Click to see the Lending Library inventory 




Just remember.....Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression!






The Hidden Learning Experiences

Build Skill with Board Games (or) It’s Playtime!       It’s a Family Affair

              
Having fun can be a part of the learning process! That can mean playing charades using characters from books. Many popular board games reinforce language or math (think Monopoly, Battleship, Clue, Scrabble, Boggle, chess)

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Showing interest, asking questions, and encouraging children to explain thought processes are very effective ways to develop learning.


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Really....Relevancy 
 


Matters?!
 


    Practice Balance
 
  You may hear children ask, “Why is this important?”—this can best be answered during the summer.


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Teach and practice with your children on how to strategize to make the best use of their time.



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