Nicole’s Nook: Summer Break!

As the school year is winding down, many students will soon find themselves with down time and unstructured days. While this may be a welcome change of pace, it is important to keep their bodies active and their minds stimulated. With summer approaching, take the opportunity for gross motor fun, sensory rich experiences and other learning activities. Be mindful of the use of technology, especially over the summer, as devices can become addicting and non-productive. Its use should be limited, as they won’t necessarily be needed to complete classroom or homework tasks.  However, when in use, provide educational options. Some app suggestions include:

  • Preschool Monkey Lunchbox
  • Endless Alphabet
  • Endless Wordplay
  • Dexteria Jr.
  • Book Creator
  • SpellBoard
  • Sentence Maker
  • Bluster
  • Everyday Mathematics apps
  • Todo Math
  • Motion Math
  • Math Bingo
  • Little Things
  • Letter Reflex
  • Point of View
  • Doodle Find
  • Rush Hour
  • Puppet Pals
  • MeeGenius
  • Stack the States
  • Stack the Countries
  • Khan Academy
  • Brain Pop Jr.

So make the most of this summer by enjoying some down time but making memories and experiencing new adventures! Technology is a powerful tool and can be so beneficial when used in the appropriate ways, amounts and time.

Nicole Weckherlin, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Team NF