Keeping Up With Academic Skills While Traveling

Every summer my husband and I load my three kids (ages 10, 8, and 2) and the dog into the minivan and we drive to Florida from New York. One way usually takes us two days. I don’t know about you, but it makes me crazy when my kids spend hours on their electronics. They become irritable zombies!

Zombie Children

This year I decided that instead of spending hours on their Ipads while in the car, they were also going to work on their reading, writing, and math skills. I created binders filled with different academic skills for them to practice.

Academic Binders

I purchased three binders in different colors, sheet protectors, write-on sticky tab dividers, dry erase markers, and workbooks. All items were purchased at Target. I found the workbooks in the dollar section at Target. They have such a variety of skill books available at the end of July and in August. Target’s dollar section is amazing!

The workbooks were taken apart and the sheets were inserted into the sheet protectors. Each binder is a different subject (reading, writing, math). The tabs are used to separate the subjects by grade and topic. For example, the green binder contains 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade phonics lessons.

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