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Promote problem-solving and exercise logic & reasoning skills with puzzles. Puzzles provide a great way to learn because they often involve using several different skills and thinking processes in a goal-directed activity. Even better, they usually require us to think creatively.
Puzzles such as matching and pattern recognition activities are a great way for young children to practice basic logic skills. Sequencing and number puzzles provide a fun way to practice basic math skills. Puzzles involving pictures and shapes often exercise children’s spatial reasoning and mental rotation skills. Word puzzles such as anagrams and hidden words are fun ways for children to practice spelling and build their vocabulary.
Decode this secret message with your camper. This engaging activity gives kids a great feeling of accomplishment while building reading skills. They'll practice identifying and writing letters—important skills for reading and spelling.
Remember to take a photo of your camper's project or activities to enter our weekly contest!
Teach your camper about tessellations with today's art project. What's a tessellation, you ask? It's a repeated shape that fits together like a puzzle, with no overlaps or gaps. This style of art was made popular by the artist M.C. Escher.
Remember to take a photo of your camper's tessellation to enter our contest!
Commend your camper on an a-maze-ing week!
This weekend, have more puzzle fun at home! Make a treasure map and challenge kids to find the buried booty in the back yard. This requires some preparation, but you can get really crafty with your clues: "Cross the river of snakes" (rubbers snakes laid across a path), "Turn right at the pirate skull" (a white balloon with a skull drawn on it), "Look beneath the sunken ship" (a toy boat in the bathtub)... you get the idea. Patches and pirate hats are required!Certificate >
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If you think that learning should always be in season, you’re right! Studies have shown that when students return to school after a long summer vacation, they've lost about one month’s worth of learning.†
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