How’s the weather holding up in your part of the world this summer? Hopefully you’ll be basking in sunshine, and only having to dodge the odd shower here and there!
If, on the other hand you’re housebound by torrential rain, and the rainy days and Mondays are getting you down, take a look at my top picks from Learning Resources for inside summer fun below!
Indoor Summer Fun Resources:
- Magic Moves® Jammin’ Gym™
- Marco’s Polos™
- Space Spinners™ Game
- iTrax™ Critical Thinking Game
- Chef Showdown™ Game
- New Sprouts® Shop it!
- Design & Drill® Socket to Me™
- Candy Construction™
- Frida’s Fruit Fiesta Game™
- Robot Face Race™ Colour & Attribute Game
- Diggity Dogs™ Attribute Game
- Kitten Caboodle™ Attribute Game
Often when it’s wet, my +1 and I take Squirt to our local soft play centre, she absolutely loves it. While these kind of centres can often be crowded, hot and noisy for parents, they have some great benefits for the youngsters using them. They’re designed with children’s safety in mind, and offer a great space for children to practise their social and communication skills with the other children using the centre. The fun climbing equipment is great for developing physical and coordination skills! Parents can sit and have a cup of tea, knowing that their children are happy, safe, and learning!
Libraries are also great places for rainy days! Squirt loves books, and for many children it’s so exciting being able to choose some books to take home – and the parents don’t have to worry about the price tag! Lots of libraries also offer events throughout the summer too, I keep an eye out in our local paper for these kind of happenings. Reading books is great for children, but you knew that already! It helps to improve focus and concentration, and develop imagination. Reading a variety of books, including fiction and non-fiction broaden children’s understanding of the world and increases their vocabulary. For children that really hate or struggle with reading, there a variety audio books that grasp their imagination. Also for reluctant readers, take a look at our Hot Dots® resources.
Despite these suggestions for getting us all through wet spells, it’s time to be optimistic! Let’s hope the weather will be warm and sunny, with lots of opportunities to play outside. I’d love to know what you’re getting up to this summer, get in touch below and let me know about what you have done so far!
Until next time…