Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Bridge Activities Review & {GIVEAWAY!!}


School's out for the summer, but that doesn't mean your child's learning needs to stop.
According to the National Summer Learning Association, research spanning 100 years confirms that children experience learning losses in math and reading without continued opportunities for skill building over the summer. These losses have later life consequences, including high school curriculum placement, and likeliness to finish high school or attend college. Ouch!

Leading U.S. educational publishing company, Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC, has released Summer Bridge Activities™ 2010, the newly revised and redesigned edition of the best-selling summer workbook series. An award-winning resource for children and parents for over a decade, Summer Bridge Activities is designed for preschool through eighth grade to help children maintain the skills and knowledge they learned in the classroom during the previous school year and to prepare them for the next grade.
The only summer workbook series designed by teaching experts to give children grade-level activities that can be completed in just 15 minutes per day, Summer Bridge Activities provides children and parents a proven solution to the problem of summer learning loss with the most comprehensive curriculum on the market. By using Summer Bridge Activities daily throughout the summer, students can stay on track and enter their new grade prepared and confident.
The original, award-winning workbooks consist of daily activities in reading, writing, math, science and social studies for grades Pre-K through 8th. The series includes games, full-color flash cards, incentive calendars to keep kids motivated, and a certificate of completion. Each of the workbooks reviews the year the child has just completed and previews the year they are about to enter.
In addition to new cover designs, the workbooks feature two extra weeks of cross-curricular activities, all new social studies material, integrated fitness and character development exercises, updated reading and word lists for each grade level, and extension activities to encourage outdoor learning and play.
Summer Bridge Activities is the perfect way to keep skills sharp all summer long and prepare children for the upcoming school year. The workbooks encourage parental involvement and are designed to get kids active – keeping their bodies and minds in optimal shape.

My son received the Bridging K-1 workbook and he and I both love it. He gets up every morning with his book, anxious to begin the day's worksheets.
Each page is bright and vibrant, welcoming and exciting, and perfectly suited to my son's knowledge and abilities. He is challenged but not overwhelmed. Instead of waking up to Superman on TV, he is working on math and writing, and it is such a treat for me to watch my son blossom.
I highly recommend spending a few minutes each day with your child in a Summer Bridge Activities workbook to prevent learning loss!

BUY IT:
Pick up your very own Summer Bridge Activities workbook for $14.95 from any major book sellers, such as Barnes & Noble, Borders and Walden Books, teacher supply stores, as well as Carson-Dellosa’s online site at www.carsondellosa.com.

WIN IT!!
One lucky reader will win an appropriately aged Summer Bridge Activities workbook for you child!!

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Tell us one way you help keep your child active and engaged during the summer months.

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We are not compensated for our reviews. We receive product(s) for free so we can provide our experience. These are our honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

40 comments:

  1. we do a lot of fun crafts..indoors and out

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  3. We paint and sing songs.

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  4. I keep my 3 year old (soon to be 4) active during the summer by having a bucket list. We have different activities that we can do at home and we also have activities that require us to travel a little. We've recently played in the rain, went to the splash park, and we also do what I call Homeschool Preschool. We are learning to identify letters/sounds and numbers.

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  7. We spend a lot of time in the pool and outdoor activities

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  8. We've signed him up for sports at the local rec center

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  9. The beach is a great way to keep my 4 kids busy..We also go to the zoo alot.

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  10. We visit a lot of the local museums and attractions that they don't get to visit during the school year. The kids enjoy the trips and always come away learning something!
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  11. My daughter's preschool teacher sent us home with a big packet full of the worksheets they work on at school so we've been trying to do one of those a day. My daughter loves to do them so this book would be great!
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  16. I usually make my son do workbooks and read to me. I also do fun outdoor activities.
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  17. we read every night and practice our abc's and words in the bath with foam letters
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  18. I have a pre-k at home and I have done one craft each day with her, that way she learns to sit and listen and follow simple instruction.

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  23. I dont have children but as a kid my school offered this program where you had two 'assignments' per week that you could mail in and then you got a certificate and a free book or something like that.

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  24. We go to the park every weekend and also garden with the girls jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  29. We hang out at the park and zoo and do fun projects like right now were making a leaf scrapbook thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  31. Hey Megan,
    I received the Summer Bridge Activities book from Carson-Dellosa Publishing a couple of weeks ago. Today I had a knock at my door and saw a package lying next to my door. I wasn't expecting anything so I got a little excited. I opened up to see that they sent me another Summer Bridge Activity book (the same age/grade level as the other). I called John Russel who is the public relations person on the letter I received. He told me that I could give it to someone that could use it. I just wanted to let you know that they sent me 2. I may give it to my daughter's daycare or I may have my own giveaway.

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