Every summer the kids work on some extended learning workbooks such as these:
We also let them pick out something fun from the bookstore as a reward for a successful school year, and a kick-off to summer! This year the girls picked a journal to write their thoughts and doodle.
Here are some similar diaries and one for boys too!
Visiting the local library is a regular weekly treat throughout the year, but over the summer months we add audio books to our checkout pile. These are a few that our family has enjoyed over the years:
A short list for reading pleasure and read aloud:
We would love to hear your recommendations! Our summer has just begun!