So how can you get your kids motivated to learn when all they want to do is play? Make learning part of their fun! When learning is fun, it doesn't seem like work. Your kids will enjoy doing it & be learning at the same time - how sneaky is that?!
Today, I am super excited to share a fabulous Summer Learning Program from my bloggy friend Rachel over at Sun Scholars - The Sun Scholars Summer Program. Rachel worked long and hard on this program and it is a phenomenal program.
Sun Scholars is a 12 week program with twelve unique & action packed themes each week that cover multiple subject areas including reading, writing, math, art, science, social studies, health and life skills. The program includes the following themes:
Week 1 - Getting Started
Week 2 - Mail Mania
Week 3 - Animal Fun
Week 4 - Mice, Cookies & more
Week 5 - The Great Outdoors
Week 6 - Beach Party
Week 7 - Secret Agents in Training
Week 8 - Fun with Fairytales
Week 9 - Space Explorers
Week 10 - Back to School
Week 11 - Hocus Pocus
Week 12 - Incredible Me
There are so many activities I would love to try with the Lil Divas. I let the Lil Divas take a peek at the program and they picked out the Color Changing Milk Experiment which is part of week 4's theme - MIce, Cookies & More.
Have you done this yet? It's so easy & fun. The Lil Divas loved seeing the reaction take place and I really enjoyed the extensions Rachel included suggesting comparing different types of milk and water to test the reactions.
To conduct the experiment you need milk, food coloring, dish soap, a cotton swab and a dish. Fill the dish with some milk, add drops of food color in the middle leaving some space between them but having them close together. Dip the plain half of the cotton swab in the middle and note any reactions. Then, dip the other half of the cotton swab in dish soap and place it in the middle of the dish. Watch the reactions now! It is amazing! Once the swab has been removed note what happens. The Lil Divas were amazed.
The Sun Scholars Program is filled with so many wonderful activities and opportunities for learning. Rachel is selling her program for $30 and it includes all the printables, easy to read/follow activity cards, supply lists and everything is super organized and step by step for you. What a time saver!
Rachel even offers a free sample for you to test the program - week 7: Secret Agents in Training. So I urge you not to pass up the opportunity to check out the program for yourself. Would you like to know what is even better? Rachel is giving away the entire program to one (1) LUCKY Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas reader! YES!!!!
I am going to keep this super simple for you.
Two ways to Enter, comment below and tell me.....
1. Who would you like to win the Sun Scholars 12 Week Summer Program for?
2. Which of the 12 week themes are you most excited to try based on the titles?
Giveaway will run until Sunday, June 17, 2012 at midnight.
Disclosure - I was given the Sun Scholars 12 week program free of charge in order to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own and based on our personal experience with the program.