Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Fit Learning Book Review and Giveaway!!


Summer Fit First to Second Grade: Math, Reading, Writing, Language Arts + Fitness, Nutrition and Values is the perfect answer to keeping kids busy, active and current as they go throughout their summer.  Summer Fit helps to "prepare children mentally, physically and socially for the grade ahead."  This resource is based on national standards and is teacher recommended.

Summer Fit provides a 10 week program that includes reading, writing, math, fitness, nutrition and values.  There are also additional online resources for book reports and educational games at  Each week begins with an overview of what your child will learn that week academically (reading, writing, math) , physically (exercise and sports) , and socially (values).  There are stars to color in each day for the areas of mind and body and a daily 20 minute reading star.  Each day takes about 20-30 minutes and it's fun!  There are a great variety of activities and so many ideas that your child will not even realize they are learning.

The SUMMER FIT workbook series aims to create fun learning experiences to help children retain and carry over knowledge from the previous school year. Additionally, by presenting a “whole body” approach with lessons and activities that focus on the body and the brain, Summer Fit helps parents and children capitalize on the mental and social benefits of physical exercise. “Summer should be a time for children to step away from their computers and televisions and exercise their brains and bodies naturally,” says series creator George Starks. “Kids should reconnect with themselves, their families and their friends on a personal level. They should be outside playing, but also brushing up on academic skills from the previous year, or those that they may find more challenging than others. They should also read and apply other classroom skills in enjoyable and entertaining ways.”

I was able to review the 1-2 grade level.  The workbook begins with a pledge for the child to sign to keep body and brain active.  The workbook has a skills assessment along with a great introduction to explain what Summer Fit is, teaching the whole child, health and wellness in the home, core values, technology, healthy eating and nutrition and the importance of summer reading.  Every week adds new and more challenging material, but keeps a steady upward learning curve that would not frustrate your child.  The activities are interesting, fun and educational.  Your child will not only review reading, writing and math, but will also add fitness, nutrition and values.  All the fitness ideas are easy to do, but help kids get moving.  I especially like the activities for families to do together to practice the core value of the week.   As a former teacher and now a mother, I would recommend keeping your kids fresh with learning during the summer with Summer Fit.  There are workbooks available for P-8.

What is really neat is that if you have more than child, they study the same value each week.  And with each value is a person in history that has demonstrated that value.  You can find books at the library to read or just read the story provided in the workbook.  It's a great way to reinforce that value each summer and with multiple children.

There is also a book report form, a matching flashcard game and a certificate of completion.  It's a great package wrapped into one for you to help your child keep current during the summer, but also make good choices and have fun learning to be healthy! 

We are enjoying our Summer Fit learning time and my son looks forward to it daily!

Be sure to visit Summer Fit Learning on Facebook and their website Summer Fit Learning.

*This book was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

Win it:  I will be giving one of these Summer Fit Learning books away (winner's choice of grade level).    Open to US and giveaway ends Friday, July 11.

To enter: Make ONE comment on my post and include the following information.

1. Tell me what grade level you would like from Summer Fit Learning (required)

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1 comment:

Lmbrunken said...

I would like e pre-k
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