Summer Screen Time Rules Printable

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Summer Screen Time Rules Printable

Summer Screen Time Rules Printable

The summer slump is a real thing, but I try to help my kids stay sharp with a good dose of summer fun mixed. The big thing is not letting them veg out in front of the TV or play on the computer all day. They need to run, jump, play and learn, with a little bit of lazy screen time thrown in too.

What drives me crazy is the constant request for screen time. My girls play very well together, most of the time, but they need direction to get them started. So I created a printable filled with things they should do before they ask for screen time.

We won’t always do everything, but it’s a great place to start and hopefully to keep the constant, “Can I watch TV / play on the computer?” questions to a minimum.

Download the Summer Screen Time Rules Printable here.

Weekly Reader Summer Express Workbooks

Since I am not a teacher, workbooks are a great way for me to help my kids review what they have learned. Summer Express workbooks are great because they are designed for kids to do one workbook page (front and back) each day of summer — 10 weeks, Monday – Friday.

Of course, you can skip and double up as needed, but one page a day is a nice refresh without spending a lot of time doing homework! It’s doable.

Scholastic Summer Express Workbooks

After taking a look at the books with my kids, they are excited because they get a sticker for each page they complete and a mini certificate each week. It’s a cute motivation, and my kids dig it.

Summer Express workbooks are available for children entering K – 5th grade.

Each book is a review of a variety of concepts taught during the year prior and expected to know going into the next grade. Each book covers math, reading, grammar, vocabulary concepts and more, which means each day kids get to review something different. A great way to keep kids interested in working though the book.

Summer Workbooks

Next fall, Sissy heads off to Kindergarten! It will be a big transition for her, and she was thrilled to learn that the Summer Express workbooks start with a book for the summer between Pre-K and Kindergarten. Now she can sit with her big sister and they can both work on their homework together.

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More Summer Fun

Keep track of summer reading with this Summer Reading Log printable.

Summer Reading Log

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15 Free Summer Activities for Kids

156 thoughts on “Summer Screen Time Rules Printable”

  1. I help prevent the summer slump by making up games that keep them reading and spelling! We also play math games!

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  2. I make sure my son keeps reading through the Summer. We try to make fun learning activities for my grandson.

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  3. I make sure to keep my kids having fun doing crafts, helping out in the garden, riding bikes, going to the pool and park!

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  4. We try to keep busy by going to the park, having picnics, hiking and bike riding and often have play dates.

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  5. We have some camps spread out, a couple of short trips spread out and in between we go to the library a lot for books and movies.

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  6. We try to keep up our homeschooling routine, but in our area summer is the best time to play outside so as long as we’re outside the kids don’t get too bored!

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  7. My youngest is only 4 so I dont have experience with a summer slump yet but i would probably try and keep up a good summer reading routine mixed in with fun science activities!

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  8. my boy must read 1 hour a day and work on 3 work pages a day of math writing and grammar we don;t go off when school is out

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  9. I like to take my son on hiking trips, to museums, and to events at the local library.
    He still tries to spend as much time as he can on video games but these are nice little breaks. 🙂
    thanks!

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  10. I try to make everyday some sort of learning adventure even if we are just staying in we do fun little experiments with household products and we do lots of summer camps like the summer reading program our local library offers and the summer science camp our local school offers. We stay pretty busy.

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  11. I like to check out all the websites and bloggers I follow locally for events and I schedule them into the calendar. I fill in the empty slots with other common fun like pool, library, and playground time.

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  12. I help prevent the summer slump by making a schedule for my grandsons so they know each day what is expected of them. Each day they have an activity to do whether it’s a worksheet page, read a book, do an online educational game, etc.

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  13. To prevent the summer slump I read books with my niece and we love to go to the Children’s Museum and Science Museum.

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  14. We beat the summer slump by keeping up school and sports friendships. Sleepovers and picnics at a local park.

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  15. Thanks for the great ideas! I usually print out worksheets I find on pinterest, plan a weekly library trip to keep the book stash fresh and exciting, and have them write letters or color pictures to send to cousins, grandparents, etc.

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  16. We do a lot of reading over the summer and we like to play “educational” games like 10 days in Africa, etc. Still fun activities but working the brain a bit!

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  17. i take my son to the park so he can interact and then it helps with his slump and then back to reading at the libary we go

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  18. Thank you for the giveaway. This is such a great prize! I always try to encourage playing outside, games, etc. I also love to take them to the lake sometimes when the weather is nice. It can be difficult to keep them occupied, but I try to find ideas that they would enjoy.

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  19. I would prevent the summer slump by buying school activity workbooks and having my kids do work in them. Also, I would also take my kids to the library once each week and check out a few books to read for the library reading club.

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  20. We always try to do educational crafts, its stuff that they love to do but at the same time keeps their mind fresh !

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  21. This is awesome. I help the kiddos keep from getting in the slump by finding fun ways to learn and enjoy Summer. We love museums and I also love to have them activities and DIY to promote learning. I am all about the motivation just like the stickers in those books.. that would excite them!

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  22. We don’t have a summer slump. We homeschool, and we live in Kissimmee. There is always something going on.

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  23. Get the bikes out and make some Peanut Butter n Jelly sandwiches. add to a paper bag. bring drinks too. head to a fun park with a picnic table and enjoy like the good old days.

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  24. We make a weekly plan of things to do- from events to chores to meal plans… my kids have things to look forward to and know what to expect!

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  25. We have programs at the library, his preschool classroom does crafts twice a summer and he always finds that really fun

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  26. We plan to do a little bit everyday, including reading, workbooks, and educational software.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  27. We visit new places and try to work some STEM projects in. We also watch Shark tank and The profit as a family and have the kids comment on if it is a good deal or not.

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  28. We prevent slump by visiting the library and doing various workbooks that make the learning fun. We also have online math programs that are like games so she is learning while having fun.

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  29. We learn by going on road trips to educational places and we have trips to the library. We have picnics where we read under the sun.

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  30. We participate in the local public library reading program. The kids get free swim passes for reading 10 books per week. They get to do something fun and still work to prevent summer slump.

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  31. I prevent the Summer slump by planning each day the night before so I always have something planned to do.

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  32. We go to the library twice a week and each child picks books to read. They also have some workbooks and each day we go over what they learned the previous school year.

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