“Summer is not just a break from school, it’s another chance to have fun learning and get ahead…”
It’s that time of year again – summer break is just around the corner! While many students are looking forward to a few months of relaxation, there’s no reason why learning has to stop just because school is out. There are plenty of great educational activities that middle schoolers can do over the summer to stay sharp, prepare for the next school year, and have fun practicing skills too!
One great way for middle schoolers to keep learning over the summer is to read books. Reading can be a fun and relaxing activity, but it’s also a great way to improve literacy skills. Middle school students should try to read at least one book over the summer vacation and can even participate in reading challenges with friends or family members to stay motivated.
Another opportunity for middle school students to keep up with learning over the summer break is by reviewing math skills in real-life scenarios. Children can benefit from practicing their math skills in a real-life setting such as through cooking. By measuring ingredients, calculating nutrition information, and converting measurements, students can gain a better understanding of how math is used in everyday life. In addition, cooking can be a fun and creative way to learn new things and bond with friends or family members over recipes.
There are also many engaging summer programs available that can help middle schoolers to stay on track with their learning. Sometimes local museums and community centers offer summer learning programs that focus on educational topics, and there are also a variety of online courses available that middle schoolers can take at their own pace.
No matter how middle schoolers choose to keep learning over the summer, it’s important to make sure that they are still having fun. Learning should be an enjoyable experience, and middle schoolers should make sure to take breaks when they need them. There are plenty of learning experiences that can be combined with fun activities, so middle schoolers can have the best of both worlds this summer!
Need some ideas to keep your middle schoolers excited to learn? There are so many fun things you can do! Learn a language as a family, search for fun STEM experiments you can partake in at home, and develop creative writing skills through journaling or using story prompts.