The purpose of LeapFrog Summer Camp is to keep little minds active during the summer months (ages 4-7) and starts on June 4. While my girls will be attending summer school at their preschool (before they start Kindergarten at the end of August…AAK!) I’m sure that some educational activities at home will be more than helpful to keep them learning as well.
A research study conducted a review of 39 other research studies that all looked at the effects of summer vacation on test scores, and their findings suggest it is important to keep kids’ minds engaged all summer long by providing them with the appropriate materials and resources. I think programs such as LeapFrog Summer Camp are a great resource for my girls to learn in a fun way, to get them into the habit of continued learning, even through the summer months.
At the same time, I also believe that kids need to be kids while they are kids. Summer needs to be a time to be a carefree! I think LeapFrog Summer Camp will help us maintain that balance…it’s the best of both worlds!
Each week at the Summer Camp will have a theme:
- Week 1: June 4-10 Out & About—Learn about the people and places in our world on your way to becoming a global citizen.
- Week 2: June 11-17 Caring for Animals—Experience animals in new ways and explore themes of responsibility and compassion.
- Week 3: June 18-24 Puzzle Time—Build logic and reasoning skills as you puzzle your way through brain-bending activities!
- Week 4: June 25-July 1 Art & Music—Let your creativity run wild as you experiment with a range of media, including handmade instruments, crafts and a home art gallery!
- Week 5: July 2-8 Writing That's Real—Explore fascinating nonfiction topics and try your hand at investigative writing.
- Week 6: July 9-15 Storytelling—Bring your ideas to life through storytelling, music, art, drama and pretend play!
- Week 7: July 16-22 Science Adventures—Observe, ask questions and draw conclusions as you explore and investigate the world around you.
- Week 8: July 23-29 Friendship Week—Get ready for school and International Friendship Day by exploring what it means to be friends.
Look out for other fun stuff like LeapFrog discounts and weekly photo contests to win LeapFrog merchandise.
I will be writing again in a few weeks to tell you more about LeapFrog Summer Camp, when my girls and I have actually used it. I look forward to seeing how the like it and what they have learned! You can sign up before it starts on June 4. For more info, check out the Summer Camp FAQ page.