Digest #170: Fun Activities to Reduce Forgetting (and Boredom) over the School Break

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Digest #170: Fun Activities to Reduce Forgetting (and Boredom) over the School Break

The time between the end of a school year and the start of a new one can feel long and from a memory perspective considerable forgetting occurs. Engaging children and young people with different activities can help to counteract forgetting and boredom. In today’s digest, we highlight different activities and free resources.

 

1.      Primary games & Secondary games, BBC Bitesize 

BBC Bitesize hosts a variety of mini games for children and young people that tap onto different subjects (e.g., maths, history, science…). They are all free to play and children can pick and choose.

 

2.      Fun Learning for Kids & OxfordOwl 

The Fun Learning for Kids website features different activity cards that can be printed out and children can work on them at their own pace. There are literacy and numeracy exercises and all of them are nicely formatted to spark interest. 

The OxfordOwl website is similar and features activity sheets for children up to 11 years old. This resource also has a creative writing section and storyteller videos.