This post is sponsored by Workman Publishing. All opinions are my own.
Can you believe that school is almost out for summer? We had quite a few snow days, so my son’s last day is sometime in mid-June, but I have family in the midwest that gets out as early as the first week of May! That’s like two weeks from now! Crazy, right? I am so ready for this school year to be over. It was definitely a challenging one for my son and we’re all ready for a break.
We’re in the process of making a huge decision about where he will attend school next year. Right now, we’re leaning towards cyber school, which comes with its own share of challenges. Over the summer, I need to really assess where my son is at as far as what he actually retained from this past year AND make sure that he doesn’t lose any of the skills that he learned. While all teachers and parents want to prevent summer slide, I think it’s even more important than ever for us because so much of his education will be self-directed next year.
Prevent Summer Slide with Brain Quest
Brain Quest, a #1 bestseller, created an exciting new expansion of their beloved brand: Summer Brain Quest. Through workbooks designed for every age group from K-6, Summer Brain Quest not only helps you prevent summer slide and figure out where your child is at with the skills needed for the next grade level, they actually make it fun! They are the perfect tool for parents, homeschoolers, tutors, and teachers alike.
What makes Summer Brain Quest the perfect tool?
Summer Brain Quest is so awesome because it’s really a one-of-a-kind learning experience that’s easily personalized for YOUR child. Now, I have to be honest: I never made Jacob do any sort of worksheets over the summer because I wanted him to enjoy his time off. I didn’t think they could make a worksheet fun enough for him to actually want to do. By turning it into a fun game, Summer Brain Quest took the “but mom, I don’t want to do school work!” out of the equation.
See, each book comes with a pull-out map that sends kids on their own learning quest. As they complete different pages, they get to earn stickers and fill in their route. If it was just about completing pages, I think my son would lose interest by the first week. Brain Quest understands that, so they let kids earn stickers by doing fun outdoor activities, too.
Since the map offers your kids a choice in planning the route, you can decide together where they need to focus a bit more over the summer. Jake loves science, so he’d choose a route that gave him an opportunity to do more hands-on experiments. However, I also know that he needs a little more math help. He’s much better at math than I ever was, but there are some areas that he covered that he didn’t quite get. I can work with him to tailor his route to include more lessons in math. Even though he’s getting ready to start 7th grade, the 5 & 6-grade book works as a great review for determining if he’s where he really needs to be before we start the next year.
Visual appeal is incredibly important to our kids today. Think about it, they have access to some of the most life-like, advanced video games we’ve ever seen. I watch my son play some games that look just like a movie! Again, Brain Quest understand that kids need to be drawn in by the visuals as much as by the content. Every book features original artwork by video game artist Edison Yan. Plus, every workbook was created in consultation with an award-winning teacher specializing in that grade. All exercises are aligned to both Common Core and Next Generation State Standards, so the lessons your kids learn will match the lessons they actually do in school.
I already trust Brain Quest to make learning fun because they’re made by Workman Publishing, the same company that created Big Fat Notebooks. I can’t even tell you how often we used those books throughout the school year. It makes sense for me to choose a summer series by the same creators. Learn More at the Official Site, and visit the Workman Blog for great tips for preventing summer slide. Follow @WorkmanPub on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to keep up with news!
Summer Brain Quest Giveaway
One of you will take home a special prize pack filled with all of this:
One (1) winner receives:
- Complete set of 6 Summer Brain Quest workbooks (grades K-6)
- Branded colored pencils
- Branded Frisbee
- Branded swim goggles
- And a branded drawstring backpack to hold it all!
Giveaway open to US addresses only and ends on May 5th. Prizing and samples provided by Workman Publishing. Enter below for your chance to win!
What do you do make preventing summer slide more fun for your kids? Share below!