Summer Holidays Ideas
After listening to Mariella Frostrup's BBC Radio 4 Programme on Bringing Up Britiain - Hip Hop Hen's co-founder Sophie decided to look into 'Summer Learning Loss'. It is commonly known and documented that children's learning can suffer during the summer holidays.
Try ‘googling’ ‘summer learning loss’ , ‘summer slide’ or ‘summer slump’ and you will see many studies which declare that a 100 per cent of students experience summer learning loss if they do not engage in some sort of educational activity. It takes children at least 4 – 6 weeks to catch up from this loss.
According to various academic studies, children can lose up to 2.6 months worth of their learning each summer.
At Hip Hop Hen - we have mixed opinions on this as summer is a time to forget about school, put down pens and explore the great outdoors. Summer holidays are meant to be a time for care-free fun. Please do not change this attitude – just include fun and creative games in your itinerary that enrich learning.
This said - for the last couple of weeks of the holiday, we will be sharing free ideas, activities and resources that you can do with your children. Just email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy
READING 3 LETTER WORDS
MATCH RHYMING PICTURE
I CAN WRITE A POSTCARD
ROAD TRIP GAME
MAKE A LEGO, MARBLE MAZE
I CAN WRITE MY NAME
I CAN PARK MY CAR
Sophie will be adding to activities to the blog each day - so stay tuned.