This was the first really “free” week we have had this summer. So, I knew it was time to post our Summer Media Guidelines where all my kids could see it. We have a set number of things for the kids to accomplish each day before they are allowed to do any media (computer game, iPad, video, etc.).
Would you like a free download of it? I have provided a copy of our Summer Media Guidelines chart, a blank one that you can personalize for your family, and a blank copy of the Personal Summer Goals. Download it below!
What do my kids need to accomplish each day? Here is what I came up with:
- Kitchen Chores
- Room Tidied
- Clothes Washed & Put Away (if needed)
- Piano practice (20 min.)
- Violin practice (20 min.)
- Silent reading (20 min.)
- Audiobook or History DVD (20 min.)
- Math (15 min.)
- Typing (15 min.)
- Read Bible
- Play Outside (or exercise)
- Work on Personal Summer Goal (written on the Personal Summer Goal sheet)
- Saturday Chores (only on Saturday)
One chart lasts each week. Each child puts their initial in the box after they accomplish it. I can simply look at one piece of paper to see what they have done and not done. 🙂
More specifics and suggested resources:
The history DVDs I just got last Sunday so we haven’t watched them yet, but I’ve heard good things about them: Learn Our History.
We mostly use IXL.com for math during the summer so they can continue practicing math skills.
Typing: I have 4 suggestions. Most of my kids have used BBC Dance Mat Typing to learn to type, then typing.com for practice. I usually have them do typing every summer. My daughter with dyslexia is doing a special typing program called TTRS (Touch Type Read Spell) that combines keyboarding with spelling/phonics skills. I have also used TypeKids.
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