INDIANAPOLIS — School is over for many Hoosier kids, and parents are concerned they may not be ready for the next grade.
But now that summer is here, there are so many ways to keep your child engaged and learning every day.
Alissa Lockwood, the principal at Mt. Comfort Elementary School, says the number one tip she has for parents this summer is to continue reading each and every day. Lockwood also says giving your child the option on which book to read provides them with choice and ownership.
The principal also says that just playing is also a learning experience for every child.
"Getting outside, building rockets, building a sandcastle, having water balloon fights," Lockwood said. "All of those things are fun ways that kids are continuing to learn just in a different way than we would think of during school."
Lockwood says kids at Mt. Vernon schools got to keep their chrome books over the summer so they can still utilize the learning programs they're already used to. Many local libraries are doing virtual and in-person summer reading programs where they can earn rewards for books they read.