Many Summer programs keep your child's body active, but don't forget to keep their mind active too. Most kids look forward to Summer, because to them it means no homework or school. But that doesn't mean that the learning should stop.
Sharyn Heili from the Marathon County Public Library says, "Well we have a lot of activities during that time, but it is very important not to lose the reading skills, the learning skills over the Summer."
Leaders at the Marathon County Public Library make reading fun for kids. This Summer they've scheduled plenty of concerts, story times, and reading club events.
An acting class can also be a good alternative to sports. Many kids and teens in our area are spending their Summers singing, dancing and acting.
Joelle Murray from the Central Wisconsin Children's Theater says, "We have drama camps running all Summer long. We have drama camps pretty much for all ages at 4 and going up to high school."
She says acting can even help prepare kids for school in the Fall because it helps build their public speaking skills and their confidence.
And she thinks it's another great way to keep your child entertained well into the Summer.
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