July 10, 2013
Category: Money Management
Reading exercises the brain by building language skills, social skills, concentration, and imagination. It opens doors to learning about different cultures and people too. Check out Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading List to learn about great books for your child to read and how he/she can earn a free book!
Come up with a list of items for your kids to find. Have them figure out what the items are by solving clues, riddles, math equations and more. Give them a map to guide them to the items. Have a starting point with clues, such as how many steps forward or backward, giant steps, baby steps, in what direction, jumping, twisting, turning, or any other silly movements, as they make their way to the end point.
Plant a Garden
Bring your kids to a nursery and have them pick out different packets of seeds to plant flowers, vegetables, fruit, etc. Plant a garden together and learn as you grow.
Check out Kids Science Experiments for fun, hands-on experiments that are simple, safe, and easy to follow. All you need are basic, everyday materials found around your house. Summer isn't about taking it easy. It’s about going on new adventures and exploring different places like the zoo, aquarium, museums and parks.
These are all wonderful resources that act as teaching tools. Keep your kids’ minds, bodies and souls yearning for more this summer, with these out of the ordinary activities.