Don’t forget to write! Avoid the summer slide.


So, a well deserved summer vacation is almost here. Thank goodness! Adults and children both need a break from the hustle and bustle that is a school year. But that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. I know I plan on catching up on some reading while sitting on a beach. My favorite thing for kids to do over the summer is read and write. 

    If we can keep up with these skills during our break, we can avoid the “summer slide”.  I love having kids read for pleasure over the summer.  Reading what you want or what interests you is a great way to build a  life-long love of reading.

But what about writing???   My own kids struggled with writing in the summer. They usually left it to the last week then made a mad scramble to journal about what we did.  It wasn’t exactly their best writing. I have a solution. Summer writing prompts! These visual writing prompts help even the most reluctant writers. My parents love receiving a summer writing packet instead of a journal.  It makes it so easy for the parents. Half the battle is coming up with a topic to write about.  No parent wants to battle during the summer – we get enough of that all year. Let’s make it easy for the parents, tutors, and summer camp counselors. Give em’ something to write about.   Here are my favorite summer prompts. 


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