(The following post was sponsored by Homeschool Buyers Co-Op, see my full disclosure here.)
Are you taking the summer off? Or do you homeschool year round?
As much as I long for a much needed long summer break, I gotta admit that getting back in our fall routine takes longer than I’d like. Because of this, we made the year-round switch a couple of years ago.
While the learning keeps going, we still enjoy weekly beach days, late mornings and typical summer fun. Summer learning just takes on a little different shape.
In order to accommodate beach days and impromptu day trips, we do more online learning than the rest of the year. This summer, we’re taking advantage of The Homeschool Buyers Co-op Free for the Summer program.
All of these resources are 100% free this summer, as a courtesy of our friends at the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.
Learn To Cook
Cooking lessons over the summer might sound counterintuitive, but Kids Cook Real Food has found just the ticket, with InstantPot and slow cooker recipes.
Teach your kids to make dinner for the whole family, for free. Kids Cook Real Food is part of The Homeschool Buyers Co-op Free for the Summer program.
Summer is the perfect time to explore new and fun projects you might be too busy to pursue the rest of the year. Help your kids get acquainted with the fine arts as they explore the lives and works of Master Artists with Meet the Masters.
Let Your Child Take Lead
What better time of year to allow your child to take ownership of their education than the summer. There are loads of interactive video resources, which they can complete at their own pace. The Co-op has included Visual Latin as well as CCC! Streaming Media (you can select one CCC! program) in their Free for the Summer deal.
Freshen Up Their Skills
Kicking off a new school year with weeks of review can be frustrating for parents and students alike. This summer The Co-Op can keep your youngsters’ math skills fresh with DoodleMaths.
Students preparing for the SAT or ACT, can benefit from MathHelp.com. This resource will help ensure they continue to build mastery over the summer.
And if summertime activities seem to make the kids forget everything they learned about grammar, Fix-It Grammar from IEW is a quick and easy way to ensure their writing skills don’t suffer during the summer months.
Make Summer Learning A Game
Summer is a great time to introduce educational games into our homeschool classrooms. The Co-op has awesome game-based learning programs accessible all summer long. Kids can learn to code with CodaKid and CompuScholar. You can also check out fun games from Q Wunder’s. They reinforce skills like responsibility, self-awareness, teamwork and patience.
If the thought of summer brain-drain has you wondering what you can do to prevent it, be sure to check out these free programs at the Homeschool Buyers Co-op.
Membership is always free and comes with exclusive member benefits year-round. JOIN NOW!