Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Summer Fit: Second to Third Grade

Summer Fit, Grades 2-3: Exercises for the Brain and Body While Away from SchoolSummer Fit
Second to Third Grade
by Author
Nonfiction, Educational
Paperback, 125 Pages
April 1st 2011 by Monkeyfeather Books


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


My Review

This is the third Summer Fit book I've reviewed. I reviewed a couple last year (one I purchased on my own). I know there are a ton of resources out there for keeping kids' minds busy during the summer. I know there are also quite a few online that can be printed out. What I love about this series of books is that there is something for each day, including something active, and that it is simple and easy and short. So, they work their mind enough to keep their skills sharp while also not spending a lot of time doing it so that they don't get frustrated or bored. It just becomes part of our daily routine of has-to-be-done-before-video-games or whatnot. It's also especially a great resource for a couple of my kids who struggle a little in school and need to not forget what they've learned the year before.

If you're looking for something that your kids can do for about 15 to 30 minutes a day that will keep their minds sharp for the next grade, then I'd give Summer Fit a try.

Source: I would like to thank the publisher for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

Program Trailer

About the Company

Active Planet Kids is a supplemental educational and children’s storybook publishing company that incorporates fitness and core values in its products to help parents and children build healthy lifestyle habits as part of their educational experience. We believe physical fitness plays an important role in academics, and that both academic skills and physical fitness should be built on a foundation of core values.

Active Planet's first goal was to build on its previous success in summer learning resources to introduce the Summer Fit ActivitiesTM 9 workbook (Preschool – 7th Grade) series. Designed as a lifestyle series, Summer Fit ActivitiesTM weaves academics, fitness and core values together to build and reinforce healthy habits while kids are away from school. Daily academic, fitness and character development exercises and activities prepare children to return to school at the head of their class, while being positive leaders and role models in their own schools and classrooms.


Paperback copy of Summer Fit: Second to Third Grade (US Only)
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  1. Gabriela Keeton5/9/15, 2:54 PM

    To keep my kids sharp, I have them do a book journal. So they have to read at least an hour a day and write about what they've read after a certain number of pages. This way they keep track of the books they liked and know to look for more books from their favorite authors.

  2. Connie Saunders5/10/15, 2:31 PM

    Take them to the library for summer reading programs

  3. Tracy Renee Snyder5/10/15, 9:44 PM

    This would be great for this summer. my granddaughter starts 3rd grade when they go back to school. She does do reading in the summer and the library. She got a free pizza for reading books this year. She was so excited. I would love to keep her mind fresh. Anything would help of course.

  4. That is a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. We do that a ton too! I'm a big believer in reading, obviously. ;)

  6. I just like how easy this is and doesn't take me a bunch of extra time. Good luck!

  7. My niece has a plan to visit the zoos and museums all summer, as well as a couple of reading programs. She'll be very busy.

  8. We love going to the zoo, even when it's super hot. Thanks for sharing!


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