In just a few short weeks, I’ll have a kindergartner graduate home for the summer. She’s learned so much this past year, and I can only imagine how much she’ll absorb once first grade starts up. Because our school district has a half-day kindergarten program, we supplemented her education with an enrichment program a few days a week: a great way of extending the learning and enabling her to grasp new concepts not covered by the Common Core. Sure, summer gives us a breather when it come to the frenetic pace of the daily grind, but I like to think my kids can still maintain an education outside of the classroom, even when they’re not hitting the books. If you find yourself looking for ways to keep your preschooler or kindergartner challenged over the summer break, look no further than the Play and Learn With Wallace collection. These books offer plenty of activities to keep kids engaged and entertained, whether they’re stuck at home on a rainy day or in the backseat on their way to a vacation house. We love the Giant Workbook, teeming with over 300 activities like tracing letters, adding numbers and telling time. Kids who relish stickers will be in their glory with the Giant Sticker Book, featuring over 1,000 (!) colorful adhesives that complete scenes, spell out sentences and more. If you’re on the go, check out the Play and Learn With Wallace app, with educational games galore. These books cleverly disguise learning as fun, so September’s arrival won’t feel so scary.
In a Nutshell: Our idea of summer school: great activity books that encourage independent thinking, at whatever pace you choose.