Summer is quickly approaching and marks a time of no school and family vacations for kids. Summer is also a time when many parents show concern over the lack of academic stimulation during summer break, or “brain drain.”
LeapFrog, a leader in fun learning solutions for kids, offers the following tips to encourage kids to reach their full potential during summer months while engaging in play – at home, at a friend’s house or on a family vacation.
- Use travel time as a teaching tool – play ABC games with your kids using road signs and city attractions.
- Make video games educational with Leapster Explorer, an interactive handheld featuring a color screen, built-in camera and fun games with kids’ favorite characters from Toy Story, Tangled and Dora the Explorer.
- Get kids pumped about their summer plans by learning fun facts about their destination. LeapFrog’s US and World Tag Maps help kids learn geography, fun facts about other cultures and provides hours of games that will ignite children’s curiosity about the world around them.
- Capture your favorite summer memories by encouraging kids to take pictures of their vacations and post them to Facebook for friends and family to share! The Camera & Video Recorder for Leapster Explorer allows kids to take their own pictures and personalize with their own creativity.