Summer Fit First to Second Grade: Keeping Children Physically and Mentally Active During the Summer

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Summer Fit Activity Books move summer learning beyond academics to also prepare children physically and socially for the grade ahead. Academic exercises are based on Common Core standards and include skills in math, reading, writing, language arts and science.

Fitness exercises are designed to jump start the recommended 60 minutes of active play a day that children need to grow up healthy. Role models from throughout the world including Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi and Harriet Tubman...

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Overview

Summer Fit Activity Books move summer learning beyond academics to also prepare children physically and socially for the grade ahead. Academic exercises are based on Common Core standards and include skills in math, reading, writing, language arts and science.

Fitness exercises are designed to jump start the recommended 60 minutes of active play a day that children need to grow up healthy. Role models from throughout the world including Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi and Harriet Tubman help reinforce core values such as honesty, respect and trustworthiness. Summer Fit extends the summer learning experience online with free reading and math digital downloads, book reports, health and wellness activities and fitness videos.

• Based on Common Core: math, reading, writing, language arts and science

• Exercises jump start the recommended 60 minutes of daily movement and play

• Role models reinforce core values, good character and social skills

• Integrated academics and physical activities reinforce the importance of the body-brain connection

• Free digital downloads

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Summer Fit is a great way to get kids moving during the summer! USA Cycling wants to see more kids on bikes and having fun while exercising. Summer Fit is a refreshing and fun way to encourage kids to get outside and ride while supporting them academically! -- Sean Petty, COO, USA Cycling
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976280064
  • Publisher: Monkeyfeather Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Summer Fit
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 177,524
  • Age range: 6 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Educator and mother of seven, Kelly Terrill has what it takes to challenge kids to strive for their unique, personal best. Balancing her life as an educator and mother Terrill is well organized, disciplined and committed to making a positive impact on her students/children. Kelly received her degree in education from the University of Utah and went on to work in Special Education and after-school programs before settling into her role as active parent and educator.

Portia Marin is committed to making a positive impact on youth. Involved with students in various capacities, Marin is involved with education through a variety of ways and has been creating educational content for over 10 years.

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

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    5 Stars! My Review: School is out and the summer holiday has be

    5 Stars!

    My Review: School is out and the summer holiday has begun. What best way to keep your children active than the Summer Fit Workbooks. The Summer Fit workbooks range from P-K to 5th Grade Levels. The activities and exercises in Summer Fit will take just 20-30 minutes a day to complete. Each day offers a simple and fun routine that reinforces skills not only in reading, math, language arts, and physical fitness plus a weekly core value, but basic history and geography as well.

    I have never come across a workbook that incorporates reading, writing, math with fitness and nutrition. The daily fitness program consists of 2 Aerobic days, 2 Strength days and 1 Sport day.

    The books are appropriate for each grade level, focusing on basics that will keep students involved with different activities and keep them ahead when school starts.

    If you are looking for something to keep your child active this summer, then SUMMER FIT would be something to consider. Summer Fit is the exercise book for your child’s brain and body while they are away from school. The activities are interesting, fun and educational. Like the book says, “prepare children mentally, physically and socially for the grade ahead!”

    Summer Fit is the most comprehensive summer workbook and as a former teacher I highly recommend them.

    Ages: 5 and up



    FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

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    Summertime fun and fitness in one~!!

    Summer Fit: Exercises for the Brain and Body While Away from School is a workout book combing learning with fitness for children in First to Second Grades.

    Summer Fit includes ten weeks of activities for your youngsters to learn and participate in. With skill based operations like reading, math and writing and daily exercise routine, this book is geared towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.

    Included are value/life exercises included for which the children to learn by, giving you a bit of history upon such great people like Mother Theresa, Princess Diana, Rosa Parks and Terry Fox, just to name a few!

    It includes a parent/guardian section to help you familiarize yourself with the content, such as the importance of exercise on a growing brain, developing healthy eating habits and the explanations for each exercise listed are also found.

    Each week is broken down with daily activities and exercises, with goal setting charts at the beginning of each chapter. Encourage your children to set a weekly goal and list three positive value things about themselves and at the end of the book, there is a certificate of congratulations for your youngster when they are finished. As well, not to get discouraged, at the back of the book you will find all the answers for the questions listed within the book!

    My seven year old daughter, "Not Quite Right", just adored this book, every day she stands there eagerly looking at me with book and pencil in hand. It talks to her structural self, who likes to remain on a path and stay focused, she is a child who needs a lot of structure, or her whole world falls apart, with this book, she is able to stay focused and finds it rewarding to participate.

    At the beginning of each day you make a choice between three exercises to do and how long you are required to do each. The explanations for some of the weirder named ones, like 'Turtle and Rabbit', are given, though we found a couple of instructions confusing, we just took the advice listed and after watching the videos at the summer fit web page, we were able to apply them correctly!

    At the end of each week, they give extra activities for your child to participate in! My kids loved drawing their big, scary monster faces to represent lying and have hung them in their rooms as a reminder! They giggled their heads off as they lead each other around blind-folded in a game of trust, "Not Quite Right" didn't trust her six year old brother, "Odin McBamBam" as much as he'd of liked her too, she kept peeking out to see what he was doing with her, it was quite comical to watch!

    I would recommend this book to any home schooling folks out there who just want to keep their wee folks tweaked and on track, as well, anyone who is concerned about the summer and they're children's progress slipping, this will keep them active and on track without too much stress. Nor will it take away from their summer holidays, each daily exercise takes about fifteen to twenty minutes to complete. We really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to everyone...my wee folks give it two thumbs up!

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