And that can mean very different things for kids and their grownups. Children’s joy is often the anxiety of caregivers, who face long, unstructured days and the pressure of providing enriching entertainment for hours on end.
You want to rejoice in your child, and you want your child to get everything they need to blossom into a happy, healthy person who’s a strong reader, thinker, and citizen. Yet sometimes just surviving a day feels like a challenge, much less a whole season.
Here’s the great news. Injecting purpose into your days, via activities that intentionally (if subtly) cultivate your child’s brain, can elevate your summertime from surviving to thriving.
That’s why I’ve curated a set of activities designed not only to help you entertain your little one when your creativity’s flagging—but also to sneak in crucial early learning that will help your child read and write later on.
Inside my exclusive Summer Survival Kit, you’ll find:
- Tips & inspiration for activities for preschool-aged children
- Music, audio story, and podcast recommendations to navigate your days
- Conversation prompts to encourage the back-and-forth exchanges kids need to build brain connections, vocabulary, and knowledge
- A list of simple, inexpensive, easy-to-find, reusable, and adaptable tools to enrich daily life and learning
- A weekly newsletter, delivering valuable insights for ongoing literacy improvements for your child
- A roundup of board games that are as educational as they are fun
- A bucket list of activities to make the most of your summer
To get your kit, simply pre-order a copy of my book Reading for Our Lives and submit your information and receipt via the form below. Enjoy these summer activities now and receive the book when it’s released August 2.