As for follow-up to yesterday’s interview, ” Fox61 Morning News – Mommy Blogger Shares Back to School Tips…Not Religion, we will share some fabulous brain boosters to help them get adjusted back to being in the classroom and make learning fun:
•You and your kids can dig into agricultural science: Visit the Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm in Sharon, Connecticut Ellsworthfarm.com so kids can get a hands-on introduction to agricultural science! From great orchard tours to a corn maze, there are fun, educational activities for little ones of all ages.
Get your little ones excited about math, science, and a lot more: The Stepping Stones Museum for Children SteppingStonesMuseum.org is a great way to get your young ones just entering school excited about all the subjects they are about to learn. The Museum has great exhibits and programming for young kids and it’s a great, hands-on introduction to academics!
We attended their monthly free admissions night, which is the last Thursday of every month between 5 – 8 pm. We had a blast!
- For the full list of 25 FREE Family-Fun Day-Trips in CT, click here.
- Learn how to find even more FREE admissions to Museums, Factories, Farms, etc.
- Are you over 62 years old? Get into State and National Parks for FREE.
•Get the grade schoolers into environmental conservation and learning about new cultures: Kids can travel the globe, learn more about environmental causes and new cultures by using their imagination and the click of the mouse. HabitatHeroes.com, the first online social networking site for young eco-warriors includes games that teach children about endangered species, the environment, healthy eating, and cultures around the world. [Click here for our review.]
•Teach creative writing during the car ride to grandma’s house: Venerable publisher Rand McNally has recently developed a line of five games, which they call The Boredom Breakers, as a refreshing alternative to portable player and handheld video games many families use to pass time on long road trips or while shuffling around town. One of the Boredom Breakers, “Story Starters,” is an interactive CD packed with 72 minutes of funny stories, mysteries and games. [Click here for our review.] Story Starters combines the best of classic radio-style drama and audio effects to get families telling stories together.
Please share your experiences, tips and thoughts below.
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- Boredom Breakers Story Starters by Rand McNally
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