Summer should be a fun time for kids because they don’t have to go to school. But many kids that have trouble reading are faced with a summer reading list that you’ll probably be scrambling to finish the last week of vacation.
There are plenty of Learning Disability Activities for the summer but one of my favorites is to have kids make a photo or video diary of their summer vacation.
Many digital still cameras can be had for less than $100 on Amazon. You don’t need anything expensive and if they take a shine to photography you can always upgrade to a better camera later.
Another option is an inexpensive video camera like the Flip Mino (see below). It shoots High-Definition quality video and is compact and extremely easy to use, even for adults.
The Objective: Shoot at least one photo or one minute of video every day during summer vacation. At the end of the summer, edit everything into a scrapbook (digital or print) or a video that they will have forever. Not to mention a nice keepsake for mom or dad.
This won’t get them out of the summer reading list but at least they will have a finished product that they can be proud of while documenting their summer vacation.
Who knows, you may end up discovering a hidden talent and a new channel for their creativity.