Beat summer slide and have fun as a family by learning something new!
EXPLORE A TOPIC
Tap into a passion by taking an online course or exploring on your own. Whether your child is into dinosaurs or art, math or magic, you’ll find something to enjoy. Here are some great sources for free educational content:
- Scholastic Learn at Home (mini lessons for elementary age on a variety of topics)
- DK Find Out! (information on a variety of topics)
- Khan Academy (more academic in nature)
- Curious (geared toward teens and adults)
- List of assorted educational sites
LEARN A NEW SKILL
With the World Wide Web, information on any topic is easily accessible. That means learning a new skill is right at your fingertips. Check out the sites below for some ideas.
- Arts and Crafts
- YouTube (yes, YouTube! Search for anything you’d like to learn; I will update this post as I find channels of particular value)
VISIT A MUSEUM
The Connecticut Summer at the Museum program has opened the doors for many families to explore new and interesting places this summer. Children 18 and under, plus one accompanying adult, can get free admission to a wide variety of museums and educational sites around the state. To learn more about the program, visit their website.
You can also take a tour without leaving your couch! Check out this list of virtual tours and field trips.
Never stop learning, and never stop having fun! Stimulate your brain, and you’ll always find something new to discover.