Summer Fun: 199 Activities and Tips
For some families, the summer flies by too quickly. For them, the main attraction of summer is the unknown potential of long, unstructured days filled with “nothing.”
For other families a lack of structure means unlimited meltdowns. Long days of nothing lead to a loss of skills and behavioral regression. A fear of the unknown makes the summer pass very slowly indeed.
The chapters of this e-book explain how to harness the endless possibilities of summer to build upon emerging skills and independence. Responding to my children’s need for weekly routine and daily enrichment, There are dozens of inexpensive ways to make their summer educational, therapeutic and full of fun surprises.
During the summertime, everyday life creates new classrooms in the kitchen, backyard or wherever we may be. Math lessons and speech therapy happen at the neighborhood lemonade stand. Science and sensory integration are part of the discovery process while digging in the garden. Family fun can unlock teachable moments and develop relationship skills such as eye contact, joint attention, emotion sharing and episodic memory.
There’s a delicate balance between the freedom to explore and the need for structure. Summer vacation provides the perfect opportunity to find that balance.
Publish Date: 2014/06/24
Pages: 50 pages