Easy and affordable summer activities for the kids

Easy and affordable summer activities for the kids
Keeping the kids busy can get tricky over the summer months. We have some fun ideas that you can try right at home!

Visit your local public library, www.library.pima.gov, and check out the summer activities they have going on. Make a weekly habit of checking out books and set a goal of reading 10-25 books during the summer. 

Celebrate when you reach the goal with a special dinner, or buy your child a brand new book.Cook or bake together. Practice following the steps/directions in a recipe and give your child the task of measuring the different ingredients. This provides practice using different measurement tools, (cups, tablespoons, teaspoons, etc.), and reinforces that math is useful in everyday life. 


Read a book with your child that has a movie version. After you complete the book, watch the movie together. Discuss the similarities and differences between the two versions of the story. Talk about which one you and your child/children liked better and why.


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