Summer Fit Workbooks – Exercises for the Brain and Body While Away from School
Book Expo America always brings something interesting to our household. Something we never knew existed, but once we found out about it, we realized it was a great idea. The Summer Fit workbooks seemed like something that every kid would need as they wasted away their summer, knowledge leaking out of their eyes with every dive into the pool. While I do kid about that, I enjoy when my kids can learn a little something and be prepared for the next school year while being physical and getting some needed social learning as well.
I decided to hand over the First to Second Grade and Second to Third Grade books to my parents, who watch the children in the summer and see what happened. Well a full month into the program the kids are really enjoying it and it helps break up their day as well. While the current math and reading are included, options like “circle the healthy choices” often lead to discussion and social learning with things like a kindness chain. Each section is broken down into a week and explains what they child will be covering. The section has three core items, mind, body and values. I was actually surprised how well our 6-year-old is doing in the program and it is really teaching our 8-year-old to think about his choices. The body parts are a bit like a gold star with my boys as they are so active, they look forward to getting to that section.
These are such a great idea that every parent should really look into investing in these books during the summer. Don’t think of this as homework, but a fun learning experience that helps you get closer with your children and keep them fit and ready for the new upcoming school year. They also have great partners, including MLS W.O.R.K.S and USA Cycling (among others).
Summer Fit workbooks and online resources are part of an ongoing initiative to keep children mentally and physically active while away from school using a unique active and values based approach to summer learning.
Summer Fit Learning is made up of parents, teachers, trainers and athletes committed to preparing children mentally, physically and socially for challenges inside and outside the classroom.
Today’s learning environment can be hard to navigate for children as well as parents and guardians. It is critical to develop a balanced approach to learning that combines traditional book based learning with technology, while at the same time encouraging good character and active lifestyles.
Note: Summer Fit Learning Workbooks were provided by Summer Fit Learning for review.