Dear K’NEX friends and family,
The summer season is quickly approaching, which means we start adjusting to the ever-shifting schedules of our children, while attempting to maintain balance within our own lives...easier said than done, I know!
Whether our children are off to day camp or spending the summer at home, we, as parents are bound to hear “I’m bored!” at some point in the summer and it’s something we dread in my house. In addition to fun-filled family trips, my wife and I make sure we have a good amount of activities planned that are not only entertaining, but foster learning during the summer months, too.
Teachers, on average, spend four to eight weeks every fall reviewing and re-teaching math and reading skills that students have forgotten during the summer. Now, that doesn’t mean your children should spend endless summer days inside studying, but that we should do what we can to encourage our children to retain what they’ve worked so hard to learn. And I for one think that summer is the perfect time for children to discover that learning is fun and can happen anywhere!
At K’NEX, we have fantastic education sets that foster creativity and encourage STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning. Our K’NEX Education Intro to Simple Machines: Gears building set is designed to introduce students to the scientific concepts of gears and comes in a portable storage case, so it’s great on the go. It also includes an interactive teacher’s guide, so the whole family can get in on the learning fun.
Looking for a more open-ended, building experience for your child? Our K’NEXpert search is now open and we are looking for 4 ambitious, creative kid designers. The K’NEXpert search empowers children to use their creativity and build whatever they can imagine. The contest is open all summer, so your child’s imagination has plenty of time to run wild. Think your child has what it takes? Click here to sign them up, now!
Whether you spend the summer building, reading, or traveling together, I wish you and yours a summer filled with exploration, dreams, and discovery!
All the best,