Thursday, June 4, 2009

Smart Kids - The Summer Journal

Consider having your kids keep a summer journal. Have them pick out the journal of their choice. And let them have at it. They can write about their activities, their dreams, make drawings, collages, write stories, you name it.

Let them bring it in the car, a great distraction.

Let them write in it at night.

If they want to watch TV, tell them to make an entry first. Set the timer and make sure they work on it for more than 30 seconds.

Have them cut out favorite magazine pictures or words.

Let them glue pictures from summer in it.

They can really own this as a summer project.


Fine motor development, self confidence, developing good habits, creativity.

Well, the benefits go on and on.

Got one that works for you? Share in comments!

Thanks! Maria

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