Monday, June 6, 2011
Summer Fit Book Review
Summer Fit Kindergarten to First Grade: Prepare Kindergarteners Mentally, Physically and Socially for First Grade is the perfect answer to keeping kids busy, active and current as they go throughout their summer. Summer Fit helps to "prepare children mentally, physically and socially for the grade ahead." This resource is based on national standards and is teacher recommended.
Summer Fit provides a 10 week program that includes reading, writing, math, fitness, nutrition and values. There are also additional online resources for book reports and educational games at www.summerfitlearning.com. Each week begins with an overview of what your child will learn that week academically (reading, writing, math) , physically (exercise and sports) , and socially (values). There is also an incentive contract that allows the child to a make a goal to work for. And there are boxes to check off for each day for the three areas of mind, body and values. Each day takes about 20-30 minutes and it's fun! There are a great variety of activities and so many ideas that your child will not even realize they are learning.
I was able to review the K-1 level. I noticed that the workbook started off easy and move to more challenging near the end, but kept a steady upward learning curve that would not frustrate your child. As a former teacher and now a mother, I would recommend keeping your kids fresh with learning during the summer with Summer Fit. There are workbooks available for K-5.
*This book was provided to me free of charge by Media Guests for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*