Hello, summer vacation, goodbye, school year!
Unless you’re my kids, of course. We homeschool year round. Poor kiddos. But don’t feel too sorry for them. We’re on a three-week break right now.
It seems to me like summer vacation gets shorter each year. Before you know it, it’s the time of the season for all the last minute things you wanted to do this summer but didn’t get around to?
Don’t let the school year sneak up on you this summer. Get your kiddos ready for the next grade a little at a time with the best summer learning workbooks. Pretty soon those long, hot late July and early August days will keep your kiddos indoors. You’ll wonder what on earth to do with them until it’s time to go back to school. (Hey, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to indoor activities for kids!)
Fortunately, this is the perfect time of the summer to help your kids brush up on the things they may have forgotten from the school year. This will give them a jump start on the new school year and give you a head’s up on the areas where they may need extra help. If you go ahead and set a habit of doing a little workbook-ing each day, you’ll be right on track for the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year.
Workbooks are a great way to help your children get ready for the new school year. Read on for my recommendations for the be
st workbooks for summer learning.
The Best Workbooks for Summer Learning
As a homeschool mom who creates her own homeschool curriculum, I use a lot of workbooks to supplement my children’s learning. I love that the workbooks are inexpensive and comprehensive. As my children have gotten older they’ve been able to use workbooks for independent learning. Most importantly, my boys enjoy using workbooks – that means less complaining and more learning!
Workbooks come in different styles – some are comprehensive for an entire grade level and cover all major subjects. Others are comprehensive for a particular subject. Some workbooks are dedicated to test prep and are great for using to see where your child stands on the various subjects at a particular grade level.
The Best Comprehensive Grade-Level Workbooks for Summer Learning
Pre-Kindergarten Summer Learning Workbooks
If you have a preschooler or your child is entering Kindergarten for the first time this fall check out these workbooks:
First and Second Grade Summer Learning Workbooks
For students entering the 1st and 2nd grades, check out these workbooks:
Third and Fourth Grade Summer Learning Workbooks
For children entering 3rd and 4th grades, check out these workbooks:
Fifth and Sixth Grade Summer Learning Workbooks
For children entering 5th and 6th grades, check out these workbooks:
Seventh and Eighth Grade Summer Learning Workbooks
For students entering 7th and 8th grades, check out these workbooks:
The Best Test Prep Workbooks By Grade Level
One way to find out if your child is working on grade level and is ready for the next year of school is to have them work through the Spectrum Test Prep Workbook for the grade they just finished. Afterward, if you still have time, let them work through the test prep for the grade they are going into. That way you’ll know which subjects they already have a handle on and which ones will be new to them this year.
Spectrum Test Prep Workbooks for grades 1-9
The Best Single Subject Workbooks for Summer Learning
If you know that your child struggles in one or more single subjects, now is the time to boost their confidence and their knowledge before the school year begins. For this part of the summer learning workbook list, I’ve compiled the best workbooks for the “three Rs” – Math, Reading, and Language Arts (Grammar, Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary.)
Because there are far too many to list individually here in this post, I’ve created an Amazon store with everything broken down by categories for easy perusing through the workbooks I recommend for each subject and each grade.
Unfortunately, Amazon discontinued their Amazon Store feature, so I’ve compiled the lists here.