Family Fun Activities

Libraries Are For Learning – Education Article

A trip to the library isn’t just about the books. Here are some things that our children can learn from this valuable community resource. Kids Reading At the Library by photographer VectorFusionArt on BigStockPhoto.com Obviously, the library offers lots of chances to help encourage and develop a love of and the skill of reading. Offering books for everyone from babies to seniors with a huge variety of options, the library is the resource that we should use regularly to offer…

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What Kids Learn From Running Their Own Business – Education Article

Encouraging your child to start a small business is not one a great way to get them to earn money of their own for things they want, but also gives them so many opportunities for learning. They can do anything, from selling crafts to babysitting, to cutting people’s lawns – the sky is the limit. Little Girl Selling Lemonade by photographer mg7 on BigStockPhoto.com Here are 7 things that kids learn from being an entrepreneur: RESEARCH SKILLS The first task…

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25+ Things Your Kids Learn From Gaming – Education Article

Video games are powerful tools for learning, even if they seem just designed for entertainment. Since these are here to stay and have started to permeate into other areas of our lives, it’s important for us to be willing to see the amazing way that gaming can be used for education. Family Playing Video Games by DenisNata on BigStockPhoto.com If you’ve ever had to pack groceries or fill a moving truck with all your belongings, you know the skill of…

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Why Kids Should Be Fans – Education Article

Does your family follow a sports team? Is there a TV show that you can’t wait for a new episode to air? What movies inject themselves into your every day lives? Is there a musician or actor your child has posters of plastered all over their wall? What fandom do you belong to? Do you know the learning benefits of fandoms? #1 Fan Foam Finger by photographer ideyweb on BigStockPhoto.com A fan is someone who is an enthusiastic devotee, follower, or admirer of a sport, pastime, show, celebrity, etc.…

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A Field Trip Packed With Learning – Education Article

A store sure doesn’t seem like a classroom, but grocery shopping is packed with learning opportunities. Child Helping with Grocery Shopping by photographer LightField Studios on BigStockPhoto.com Grocery Shopping is All About Math & Finances Money and math are one of the big, obvious areas of learning when you take a trip to the grocery store.  So many of the things in a store are valued by weight: produce, deli meats, even boxes of cereal and cookies! There is even…

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How Moving To A New Home is a Learning Opportunity – Education Article

Moving to a new home can be a stressful and somewhat overwhelming time for a family. It can be hard to fit in more traditional learning opportunities in between packing and sorting and then unpacking and organizing. But here are some ways how moving to a new home is a learning opportunity. Family Unpacking Boxes by photographer DarrelMBaker on BigStockPhoto.com Moving Teaches Organization Skills One of the biggest things about moving is the need to touch every single item in…

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A Family Hobby Full of Learning – Education Article

Geocaching has been cheekily defined as “using multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods.” It’s not wrong. This great family activity is based on people hiding camouflaged containers, called caches, somewhere outside and then adding the GPS coordinates to a website for other people to hunt and find. Woman Geocaching by Photographer “Leaf” on BigStockPhoto.com These containers usually can range from the size of a peanut butter jar down to the size of a thumbnail (with some that…

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