School is Almost Out! - Greenwich Moms

As the summer approaches, kids are getting ready for summer camp, outdoor play, and taking a major break from the classroom. Yet, a love of reading need not go on vacation too! To avoid “brain drain”, here are some tips and resources for parents to use in encouraging literacy development during the summer months in a more playful way.
Book Challenge for Elementary School Kids
Hop on the Scholastic Reading Superhero Challenge and flex your reading skills. Win fun prizes and strut reading power!
Stay Engaged & Entertained Educationally
Reading is Fundamental offers fun games and silly literary quizzes, like “What Children’s Book are You?”
DIY Play Me a Story
Check out these cool activity kits to help bring your children’s favorite stories into the home, all downloadable for free!
A Video Game Mom Will Like
Download DragonBox – it’s the video game that secretly teaches Algebra, with versions for students ages 5-11 and 12+ years old.
No Zoning Out Here
Reading Rainbow has developed an app that allows kids to read and interact with classic books on an iPad or tablet.

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