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7 Great Places to Squeeze in Summer Learning

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Happy family sitting in the back of family van

In the Car

If you've got a long road trip planned, turn your car ride into a quick learning lesson. If your child is older and knows more advanced math, ask her how many times she thinks you'll need to stop for gas by calculating how many gallons your car's fuel tank holds, how many miles per gallon your car gets, and how many miles you have to drive.

She can also calculate how much time she thinks it will take you to your destination based on how many miles you have to drive and what the speed limit is.

Younger kids can work on word recognition by reading billboards. Look for "vanity" license plates and ask your child what she thinks it says. License plates can also be a math lesson — ask your child to add and subtract any numbers she sees. Play "I Spy" and work on alphabet skills.

Having quick activities will not only help keep your kid's brain sharp — it will help pass the time on a boring car ride, too!

Next: In the Backyard


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