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5 Tips to Keep Your Child Learning Over the Holidays



  1. Use the kitchen as a learning tool


  • Read cookbooks together


  • Write shopping lists with words or pictures


  • Find the grocery items at the store by reading signs and labels


  • Cook together




  1. Get out and about


  • Let kids help plan a family outing


  • Sightsee or explore something new in your city


  • Attend free events like local concerts, plays, or museums





  1. Make the most of holiday travel


  • Test geography knowledge by calling out all 50 states (or make a song of it)


  • Identify & count the number of different colored cars


  • Find license plates from different states


  • Guess the time it will take to get to different destinations. Set the timer and GO!


  • Listen to audio books




  1. Mix up their reading routine


  • Pick out some holiday-themed books to read by the fireplace, your Christmas tree or make a nice cozy pillow fort


  • Read and sing the lyrics to holiday songs. Then, create your own!




  1. Connect with family


  • Use Old family photographs to start a story-telling tradition.


  • Improve writing skills with notes or letters to relatives and friends


  • Play a board game with family to sharpen thinking skills


  • Shed some of those holiday pounds with a family workout


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