monthly observances in augustWhat are the monthly observances in August? These are ideas and activities that are set aside to observe for the entire month. It’s no surprise that August is designated as Back to School Month since that’s when many kids head back to school after the long summer break. But there are other month-long observances, like Family Meal Month and Family Fun Month. August is the perfect month for those observances as well since once school starts, life gets busy and family members need to find time to spend together.

All August Holidays and Observances

  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
    A pivotal moment in a parent’s life is the moment she sends her child off to kindergarten. Even if you’ve sent your child to preschool, there is something about kindergarten that tells us that our child is taking a big step toward growing up and being independent. Yes, I know. A five-year-old is still a child, but kindergarten is a big step along that road. (Maybe I was just an overly emotional parent.)  Five is young, but some highly gifted kids are ready for kindergarten a year earlier?  Is your child one of them? If your child is five and about to start school, you’ll want to know what will be expected of him. If your child is younger, you might want to think about whether starting early would be best for your child.
    Early Entry into Kindergarten – pros and cons
    Kindergarten Readiness Criteria
    Kindergarten Math Curriculum
    Kindergarten Language Arts Curriculum
    Kindergarten Science Curriculum
  • National Inventors Month
    Do you know what it takes to be an inventor? Is one just born that way? Well…some people do seem to be more creative than others and some use that creativity to imagine new ways to do things, new ways to solve problems. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t train ourselves to look at the world the way inventors do. And if you think only grown ups can be inventors, think again! Kids can be inventors, too, and not just older kids. Robert Patch received a patent on a toy truck he invented when he was just six years old!
    National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors
    How to Be an Inventor
    Invention Competitions for Kids
  • Family Fun Month
    It seems fitting that August would be both Family Meal Month and Family Fun Month. After all, both focus on families coming together and enjoying each other’s company, doing things together as a family. What can you do as a family? It turns out that there are many, many fun activities the whole family can enjoy together. Make an effort to find time to participate in these activities on a regular basis. If nothing else, play some games together.
    Family Fun Nights
    Strategy Board Games
    Language Games for Gifted Kids
    Math Games
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What are the monthly observances in August? These are ideas and activities that are set aside to observe for the entire month. It's no surprise that August is designated as Back to School Month since that's when many kids head back to school after the long summer break. But...