Summer

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

Weather:

sunshine, rain, thunderstorms, large cloud formations, sunburning, temperature difference in shade, longer days, shorter shadows, etc.

Clothing:

clothing changes from spring to summer ie. from long pants to shorts, T-shirts, bathing suits, umbrellas, raincoats, sandals, sunscreen, etc.

Nature:

green leaves, colored flowers, ripening fruit, seeds, insects, birds and new fledglings, food changes in diet, (ie. watermelon, popsicles, lemonade, garden carrots, lettuce, fresh peas, raspberries strawberries, etc.)

Holidays:

camping, barbecues, going to the lake, boating, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs on a campfire, visiting friends and relatives, travelling in various ways, seeing new places

SETTING THE MOOD

Books:

books about the seaside, going on holidays, weather, birds, plants, animals, children’s magazines, etc.

Displays:

make a large sun, put up pictures of being at the seaside, make a shell display, set up a display of flowering plants, make a display of things to play with out of doors, include a bottle of sunscreen as a reminder!

Encourage children to draw outrageous sun hats and display them on the wall!

Posters:

any posters of animals, birds, lakes in summer, rivers in summer, mountains in summer, swimming, boating, etc.

Videos/ Speakers/ Trips:

a nurse to discuss the importance of wearing a hat, using sunscreen drinking lots, etc. a meteorologist to tell about different cloud patterns and weather changes; take a trip to a lake, a zoo, or other summer attraction; any videos showing summer themes ie.. boating, camping, etc.

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