Kids love to learn. Yes, some days when they come home from school it may not seem this way; but kids really are naturally curious and want to try things and experiment with things, they need a place to be able to learn and explore.
When my kids were preschool age, we used to do a weekly Time For Tot's Days. We did everything from Letters, safety, measuring, story telling, and nutrition to name a few.
Some of their favorite days were the Science Days.
We once did a Space Day where we learned the order of the planets, made a 'comet' and ate a shooting-star brownie, as really isn't everything better with chocolate?
Look at my little girl! Time goes too fast!
No matter what our subject was that day, as long as they got to be involved, were able to make something and take part in creating something, they were happy.
Now as they are getting older, it isn't always as easy to think of things that capture their attention as easily. All too often, I will hear the phrase, I'm bored.
That is why I love the idea of Camp Galileo.
Camp Galileo is a Innovative Summer Camp for kids. Since 2002, Galileo has been shaping a new generation of innovators by teaching kids to explore, make mistakes and create without fear! Drawing from the innovation process inspired by Stanford Galileo's curriculum, Galileo packs series substance and sparks kids' imaginations from pre-k through 8th grade.
The camp is divided into classes based on age, and I love the idea of getting them to think and really create on their own. I am always amazed at the ideas my kids come up with and with a supportive, encouraging environment, the possibilities are endless.
Galileo has over 50 locations all over Southern California, the Bay Area, and Chicago!
Registration for this summer's classes has already begun, and if you book before the end of this month not only will you receive $40 off, but you will also be eligible for the Early Bird Savings.
Make sure to check out camp Galileo and their website as there are a lot of great resources, things like Science Fair Resources.
What do you do to keep your kids learning and growing during the summer?