School has not yet finished for us but I'm already working on how the girls will occupy themselves while I try to work in the mornings. One activity they love to play is school. I keep a selecting of their papers from the previous grade just for this purpose. Encouraging them to play school is not just for fun, however. As they play they are reviewing what they spent the last nine months learning!
Summer Bridge Activities Books Can Help with Summer Review
When I was approached to review the Summer Bridge Activites books I jumped at the chance. I was even given two different books for each daughter - a 1st to 2nd Grade workbook, and a 2nd to 3rd Grade workbook since the girls are learning some things at an advanced pace. The girls tore into them the day they arrived!
It was a school day...they had just spent 5 hours doing school work but couldn't wait to dig into these books!
What The Twofer and I like about the Summer Bridge Activities workbooks:
The books vary activities from page to page so drills are short and sweet.
The math activities are exactly what The Twofer were learning in school and even some new concepts to start looking at before they cover them in grade 2.
There are little reminders to get some exercise on every other page.
The books cover more than math and reading...there is science, social studies, reading comprehension, even grammar worksheets!
The Twofer loved the little stickers they can use to track their progress, and the certificate they'll get when they complete the books.
I loved the pull-out flashcards we can bring with us on car trips - not to drill them, I am soooo not like that, but just as another way to entertain them on the way to the beach.
The honest truth is that The Twofer LOVE to do this type of work. So why not offer it to them, encourage it, and have it around to occupy them this summer?
You can see sample workbook pages for different grades HERE.
And you can purchase the Summer Bridge Activities books at Amazon for $10 - $15 and other online retailers.
Disclosure: I received two copies of each book at no charge from Summer Bridge for purposes of this review. All opinions expressed here are mine and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to publishing. Affiliate links are used in this post and a commission may be earned from a referred sale.