Welcome to the Southwest Local Schools summer enrichment page. Below, you will find resources to help enrich your child's reading, math and science skills over the summer and beyond!

(If anyone would like help using these resources, please contact Pam Hopkins.)


ELEMENTARY SUMMER RESOURCES FROM INFOHIO

  • Beach Bags (grades K-3) feature stories and activities that let children practice reading skills while learning about careers and their environment.
  • Camp INFOhio (grades 4-6) contains five days of reading, activities, and experiments.

MISC. EVENTS

Cincinnati Family Magazine - Has a "things to do" page with a list of upcoming events in the Cincinnati area. Free events are highlighted.


SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

  • Passport to Summer Reading from Barnes & Noble awards kids one free book after they have read eight. (Grades 1-6)
  • Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore - Mark your calendars for these special events coming soon to blue manatee! (ages birth-12)
  • Book Adventure from Sylvan Learning is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.
  • Capstone is providing Ohio Schools with FREE ACCESS to their digital products this summer to help minimize the summer slide! Students and their families can access PebbleGo K-2 Database, PebbleGo Next 3-5 Database and Capstone K-8 Interactive eBooks now- July 28, 2017.
    • PebbleGo K-2 Database:Build research, literacy and basic computer skills with a safe database specifically designed for early learners (username: oh2017 password: reads)
    • PebbleGo Next 3-5 Database:Upper elementary learners can safely get a more in depth look at topics relating to their school curriculum (username: oh2017 password: reads)
    • Capstone Interactive eBooks:Access over 5,000 nonfiction and fiction eBooks to continue building fluency, pronunciation and a love for reading. (K-8) (username: ohsummer17 password: reads)
  • Chuck E. Cheese - kids can earn free 10 Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading each day for 2 weeks.
  • Half Price Books - Kids 14 and under can earn Bookworm Bucks
  • Lane Public Libraries - Take a short trip to Fairfield, Hamilton or Oxford. June 1 – August 1, log your time reading, attend programs, complete missions and play games to earn points toward awesome prizes! All ages
  • The Hamilton County Public Library - Summer Adventure - Complete at least five activities for a prize. (Grades K-12)
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory- Rewards of Reading Program Read 5 books and bring the completed form to The Old Spaghetti Factory (Fairfield) for a free kids meal. All ages are welcome to participate. If you (or your school, library or community group) would like to participate please call 503-225-0433 or info@osf.com.
  • ReadWorks Summer Reading Packs are designed to help you keep your students reading through the summer. Like all ReadWorks units, the articles within the reading packs are free to download and print. (Grades K-12)
  • Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Teachers, register your classes and reading groups for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Kids read and then go online to record the minutes they've read this summer. They'll also be able to take weekly challenges to earn rewards. Begins May 8
  • Showcase Cinema- Bookworm Wednesday’s Participating locations will give your child free admission to a select movie when they show a completed book report. Added bonus: Accompanying parents. & children under 6 are free as well!
  • Looking for a great FREE promo for summer reading? Try SYNC, an outreach from the Audio Publishers Association! Each week during the summer (beginning in May), SYNC provides two FREE audiobooks - one classic, one current YA - for anyone to download. (ages 13+)



MATH and SCIENCE ENRICHMENT

  • Bedtime Math - Helps make math a fun part of your families’ daily routine, as common and beloved as the bedtime story. Practical, daily word problems are designed for "wee ones" up to "big kids". All ages
  • CK-12 Brainflex Summer Challenge - a free program that students can use to keep their math and science skills sharp through the summer. Teachers can send an invitation e-mail or use a template for a letter to send home to parents with suggestions on subjects for their children to review over the summer. (Grades K-12)
  • Figure This! - interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics: Curated by the U.S. Department of Education, this website contains math activities (to be completed at home, at the store and on the go) for preschoolers through 5th graders.


PLACES TO GO/THINGS TO DO



FINE ARTS ENRICHMENT

  • Cincinnati Art Museum - Family and teen programs. Admission is always free.

  • Contemporary Arts Center - Admission to galleries is free - For younger students, try the UnMuseum - a consistent, family-friendly space that is always open and suitable for all audiences at all times.
  • Opera in the Park - A free concert of opera and musical theater favorites in Washington Park. June 11 at 7:30
  • Taft Museum - On Sundays, visiting the permanent collection in the historic house is FREE.