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Summer Learning

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Summer Learning

Whether you include formal learning or not, most homeschoolers encourage summer learning. It’s usually difficult to get homeschooled kids to stop learning! Here is a round up of fun and games for summer learning.

Times Tales DVD – Learn Multiplication Tables in an Hour

We have enjoyed the book version of Times Tales in our homeschool over the years! Times Tales now has an interactive animated DVD that also teaches kids the upper times tables without memorization. Children can simply follow along with the entertaining story. As they progress, they’ll be guided into associating the stories they’ve learned with real math. With 70 reviews it has a five-star average rating.
Here’s one parent:

“I was so excited to receive this DVD, but I was not prepared for how wonderful it would be! Few things exceed expectations in the way this learning tool did. I purchased it as a reinforcement tool for my middle schooler and she has really benefitted from it. As an added bonus, my preschooler is also well on his way to learning his multiplication facts, too!” – Lacey F.

Good for: Ages 5 to 12
Price: $19.99 down from $29.99!

Magic School Bus – Math & Science Explosions!

The Magic School Bus is an all time favorite for all ages – my kids loved it when they were little. This Math and Science Explosion combo is a 2-in-1 of hands-on math and science fun. The math board game is a race to make the volcano explode – first player to get all the math facts right wins!

The double sided board means the gamified learning can go on for a long time, perfect for summer afternoons!
Good for: ALL ages
Price: $53.99 down from $60!

Digitally Hooked on Phonics

I’m sure you’ve heard of Hooked on Phonics! This is a fun and incredibly effective gift that keeps on giving since it’s a LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION.

Nurture your child’s reading skills and confidence with the right blend of interactive learn-to-read tools! Designed for the 2.0 learner, the award-winning literacy program that brought reading to millions of kids has been fully digitized. It can be synced with computer, tablet, or phone. It’s perfect for travelling (and even longer errands with the kids) since you don’t need the internet for use. This is a summer learning no brainer.
Good for: Ages 4-7
Price: $29.99 down from $49.99

Exclusive STEM Bundle – 7 Awesome Experiments

Magnets, crystals, and fossils – oh my! There are seven kits in this incredible (and incredibly priced) set, perfect for any budding scientist.
With hands-on learning, this is a fun way to engage all children, including special needs. Spur your kid’s curiosity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and have fun together while learning about the world.
As one parent put it,

My 5 homeschooled kids loved this. I have a special needs child and this was a fun way to show him about science. It was so worth getting. I think I will keep buying these every year for all year long projects. -Shelly W.

Good for: Ages 5-10
Price: $59.95 down from $109.99, PLUS ships FREE to the continental US!

Summer Checklist – Check!

You can check off “Summer Activities List” from your other list of to-dos this month with this fun round-up of 52 summer pursuits, including indoor and outdoor adventures, as well as simple activities easily integrated into your day.
Download it, print it, and stick it on the fridge (or bring along for family visits) for a little daily inspiration this summer!
Price: Free – download it with one click!

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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.