About the Summer Challenge for Kids
Hey, Parents! We know that during the summer kids often lose some of the academic gains they make in school, AKA, the summer slide. As always, we worked with our schools on the summer challenge. Our activities may help kids feel comfortable when they return to the classroom in the fall. Kids can practice reading, writing, science, and math (and our popular Mission Math program from previous summers is part of Beanstack!)
Did you know . . . Reading just four books during the summer can prevent a decline in reading scores? AND, students who participate in a summer library program enter the school year with a more positive attitude and are more confident in the classroom?
During the school year, students have learning concepts reinforced on a daily basis and each new concept builds on the last. Our Summer Math Challenge is a way for students to practice math concepts from the previous school year and start the next year with a head start. For grades K-8.
Online Programs for Everyone
While we can't meet with you face-to-face, we can still connect this summer through our online programs. We have something for everyone!
Have fun in the Prairie Patch!
Everyone can enjoy sunny summer days in the Prairie Patch. Explore the Sensory Garden, visit the insects in Bea’s Garden, and play in our play patch sandbox, featuring new toys each month. Bea’s Garden was donated by the Lawrence Family.
Book Buddies for Grades 1-6
Teens can connect on Discord
We have created an online safe space for teens to hang out with us virtually on Discord. Discord is a way to communicate over voice, video, and text.