|My Boys Ready to Tear Into the Hot Wheels Super Speed Blastway!|
My kids are counting down til the last day of school, which is now 6 (school) days away for them. While I rejoice for summer, I also know that there will be challenges keeping the kids engaged during this ten-week period. Let's face it, with 5 kids ages 4- to 9-years old, I'm greatly outnumbered!
Therefore, it's imperative to have some activities in my back pocket that will allow the kids to blow off some steam, such as trampolining, foam swords battles, and an arsenal of balls for soccer and floor hockey. When I'm able to blend physical activities with cerebral ones over the summer, I feel like I'm keeping the kids properly stimulated.
Have you heard of the Hot Wheels FUNdamentals Learning Project? This is a programme geared to teachers and parents of kids ages 3- to 7-years old, to encourage learning over the summer vacation. Download FREE lesson plans and an activity book featuring Hot Wheels toys! Choose from level JK/SK and grade 1 lesson plans, and then print out the sheets with just a click.
Did you know that studies have shown that play improves memory, language skills and can help with academic focus? It's easy to engage kids with educational play-based activities, to continue the learning process all year round. My youngest two guys love cars like Hot Wheels, so that's an easy hour that they can spend playing indoors or out. Add the Hot Wheels FUNdamentals Learning Project to the mix, and I've taken play to a higher level--and extended their learning.
Check out our VIDEO review of the Hot Wheels Super Speed Blastway playset, below! It was a big success with my high-energy 4- and 6-year old sons!