Camp Virtual: Your Guide to Making Summer Learning Fun

May 16, 2012
Sarah Jackson
Common Sense Media
San Francisco, CA
CATEGORIES Common Sense Resources, Out-of-School Learning, Parents and Families, Tools

Want to make sure your students don’t fall behind in the summer months? We’ve got resources for you. Our new Summer Learning Guide is designed to keep kids learning and engaged all summer long, while ensuring they come back in the fall ready to learn.

The guide, Camp Virtual, is free, easy to download and pass out to parents. It's full of 50 easy to pick apps, games, and websites for kids that let them have fun in the summer months while keeping up their existing skills and building new ones.

The digital activities highlighted in the guide were selected using our newly launched Learning Ratings—a resource that rates the educational value of new technologies to help teachers and parents choose the products that provide the greatest learning potential for kids and teens.

We’ve chosen apps, games and websites with the highest Learning Ratings for kids ages 2-17 and categorized them by traditional camp themes like “Campfire Friends,” “Talent Show,” and “Outdoor Exploration.”  The guide has separate sections for young kids (2-6), older kids (7-11) and teens. We’ve also included additional tips and activities that parents can use to support their kids as they sharpen their skills.

Check it out here. And if you like what you see, please share the guide with all the potential campers in your life!