Summer is here! School may be out, but that doesn’t mean that learning has to stop.
In fact, now that children have extra time on their hands, their natural curiosity about the world around them will drive them to explore all sorts of new things. Encourage them to drop by Wonderopolis each day to see what new things there are to wonder about.
Can you really cook an egg on the sidewalk?
What’s the difference between dolphins and porpoises?
Where is the fastest roller coaster?
Why do ants think they’re invited to picnics?
What causes freckles?
These are just a few of the fun things children can wonder about in Wonderopolis…where the wonders of learning never cease!
You are so right. Just because school is out, learning never stops. In addition to the incredible wonders featured in Wonderopolis, I would encourage parents to check out Zondle--a free website with hundreds of games that support learning. What a great place for children to find help in many subject areas and enhance their learning while having fun!
I just found another wonderful resource for kids, Moms, and Dads. Mr Printables is loaded with fun activities (that are also educational) for the whole family. The site includes flashcards, games, puzzles, coloring pages, calendars, stationery, party items, paper crafts, and more. All of the materials are available as PDFs that you can download for free.
What a great place to find enough activities to keep your children busy all summer!
What about good summer movies for family enjoyment? Common Sense Media compiled a list of 27 Must-See Summer Movies for 2013. "Get the scoop on all the sequels, comic book-hero adventures, and big-budget animated movies."
Have you and/or your children seen any of these summer movies? Please share your experiences and opinions with us.