Keep Your Brain Engaged While You Have Fun with Summer Writing
Everyday writing activities are a great way to avoid summer brain drain and boost higher-level thinking skills. These activities bring together a variety of academic skills that need to be practiced to avoid losing them:
- Emailing a pen pal
- Maintaining a reading log
- Making up new summer recipes
- Recording the results of science experiments
- Creating a captioned summer photo journal of family vacations
- Keeping a journal
Here are some Summer Journal Prompts to get your child started.
Fun Writing Templates can spark creativity and be motivating starters. Pinterest is a great resource for finding all kinds of templates for every type of writer, from blank creative writing story boards to decorative lined paper. Click here for engaging templates.
Did You Know? Writing requires a lot more of the brain than reading or doing math problems. One of the best ways to avoid brain drain over the summer is to activate higher-level thinking skills. Higher-level thinking involves analyzing, evaluating, creating, applying, understanding and remembering. The best way to activate the brain during the summer months at a level that encourages growth, rather than just maintenance, is through writing. Click here for more great activities to keep your kids writing all summer long.
Want more creative Journal Prompts to inspire your child’s imagination? KidZone has lots of ideas for all ages.
Enrolling your child in Creative Summer Writing Classes can take the burden off of you and be a fun and innovative way to have your child avoid brain drain. Gifted teachers can spark and motivate even the most reluctant writers.
We highly recommend the summer RITES Authors and Illustrators (entering grades 2-3) or Young Authors (entering grades 4-6) workshops, in which even the briefest of authors will be enthused by the creative aspects of the writing process and pick up some effective writing strategies, all while bringing their imagination to life to share with an audience. These classes small group workshops are led by a creative writing teacher and a professional artist/illustrator.
Register Now for these classes (still some room left, but spots are filling quickly!) or click the titles above for more information.