Summer of Learning Issue #2

Parent & Family Engagement | 06/03/2019

Kate Doran
Marketing and Communications Director

Welcome to Issue #2 of our Summer of Learning newsletter! Every week we will be sharing a variety of activities, resources, and tips to keep your kids learning and entertained until the new school year. 

This week, we're focusing on creating a reading plan with your child. It's not enough to hope that your kiddos will keep up their reading and literacy skills while school is out! Before the summer is in full swing, take some time to outline some reading goals that you'd like to accomplish as a family. Keep on reading for our suggestions, free events in the Denver metro area, and more at-home learning activities!

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Check out this resource: Creating a Reading Plan with Your Child

From setting expectations to creating a checklist, there are plenty of fun ways to commit to reading this summer! Check out our tips for encouraging reading this summer

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Try this activity: Family Traditions

Talk about some of your family traditions. Why do you have them? Why are they important? Brainstorm some new family traditions that you can start this fall!

Find this activity and others in the Family Literacy Activity Calendar. 

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Put this event (Denver Metro Area) in your calendar: Clay Sculpting at the Denver Public Library (6/7)

Get your hands dirty and show off your artistic side by playing around with clay!

Denver Central Library10 W Ave, Fourteenth PkwyJune 7th, 2-3pm

Learn more about this event and others in our Events Calendar.

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Read this article: How Movement and Exercise Helps Kids Learn (KQED)

Take advantage of the warm weather to get outside and get moving! A new study shows that exercise can strengthen parts of our brains that are involved in memory, learning, and making decisions. Read more to learn about how staying active is good for both your child's physical and intellectual health!

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And, as always, check out your local library for more fun events & resources!

Colorado Virtual Library

Pikes Peak Library District

Denver Public Library

Boulder Public Library

Mesa County Libraries

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Know someone who might benefit from these resources? Forward this email and ask them to sign the pledge for a Summer of Learning!

You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for even more summer learning tips!

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Missed the previous newsletter? You can find it here:

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