Tips for the summer

Primary school

Learning? Yes, but in a fun way!

To learn about History, you have plenty of choices:

  • museums offering workshops and family visits,
  • castles and their summer animations
  • or simply dad reciting an exciting tale before going to sleep…

Everything is a great excuse not to forget what you’ve learned during the school year!

A beautiful sunny day is coming up? Go to the forest and discover what’s around. On a rainy day: workshops or family games are just as effective.

If math is not a strong point, baking can be an excellent activity: buying bread is a perfect exercise in mental arithmetic.

Finally, for the little ones, you can buy a pretty notebook and use markers, glue and stickers. Suggest that they make a vacation diary, where they can insert photos and also captions to remember the afternoon’s family game… And here we go: we are having fun and doing spelling at the same time.

Keeping a good schedule

Ideally during the two months of summer, keep four weeks without talking about work. The last week should adjust the bedtime routine.

Buying supplies is an opportunity to tidy the room together and organize the homework area.

Tips to get your child reading

Reading is a key to success!

Here are some tips to help your child develop a taste for reading.

Find a book that suits your child

To enjoy reading, you have to read what you like. So it’s important to respect your child’s reading choices.

Tip: Comic books and game books often captivate young readers.

Read with your child

This way, you can :

help your child better understand what he or she is reading.

talk together about the story, or even the reactions of the main character.

This becomes a great opportunity to talk with your child!

Have family reading time

Setting an example is the most effective source of motivation! A family reading time where everyone sits down with a book can be very stimulating.

Help them understand what they are reading

By asking questions, you can help your child better understand what he or she is reading. If they understand what they are reading, they will be encouraged to continue reading.


Websites recommended by our team

Maximum screen time recommanded per day

  • 0-2 years old: no screen
  • 2 to 5 years old: 1h per day

Listen to stories in French

Educational games

Find on this site free pictures and games for children from 4 years old.

Everything to learn and have fun.

To get my child ready to go back to school in September, I can read…

Elementary school

Recommended schedule for the summer holidays

July is dedicated to rest and family activities. You can still do educational activities but without mentioning the school curriculum.

In August, you can offer short activities during the week.

From Monday to Friday, 30 minutes of short activities are enough, preferably in the morning.

And don’t bring it up again for the rest of the day. For example, from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. after breakfast and once the child has been dressed and brushed his teeth, you can sit together and play small playful exercises.

Websites recommended by our teachers

Maximum screen time recommended

  • 5 years old and above: 2h per day

Click on the pictures to access the websites.

Maths and cooking?!

What better way to practice maths than by baking a cake? It can be fun, while keeping the educational aspect!

Measure quantities with your child, work on proportionality. There’s nothing like a little baking to make maths and French fun!

Books to read this summer

Message from Laurence BOICHOT, our resident librarian

Dear readers,

You will find below a few books from your school library, just click here!

Click here to access to reading list from the French Ministry of Education.

Click here to access to reading list from the French Ministry of Education.

Click here to access to reading list from the French Ministry of Education.

Fun & educational activities (no greens)

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