Well, that’s it the long six weeks of the school holidays is finally upon us. Imogen will return in September to her last year of the infants and Joseph will start pre school three days a week. Imogen is already missing school and is very keen to continue her learning over the holidays so I’ve set her up with lots of fun learning activities and “homework” to keep her mind busy during the break.
I’m proud to say that the first thing on her “Summer Holiday Bucket List” was joining the library. So she now has a stack of books to read and hopes to complete the Mythical Maze and get her gold medal soon.
To improve her writing over the summer break we’ve also been trying out this fun Story Starter idea from Netflix.
She’s already created some wonderful stories with colourful characters and in depth story lines. You can find out how to make your own here.
For those raining days, it’s bound to happen at some point, Netflix has a range of educational programmes for all ages. The Magic School Bus is a favourite of both Imogen and Joseph’s. Ms Frizzle and her students are always off on an adventure which takes them to some weird and wonderful places including outer space, haunted houses and inside the human body!
Another favourite here is Monster Math Squad, starring Max, Lily and Goo who put their minds together and use their mathematical skills to find solutions to overcome obstacles.
Sea Creature and Octonaut crazy Joseph simply loves the Blue Planet, which certainly makes a welcome change from cartoons and with stunning photography and interesting facts it’s something the whole family can watch together.
How do you keep your little one’s mind active during the holidays?