Parents and Kids Together
The American Library Association found out the following when doing a focus group with kids: The children told us they believe more kids would use public libraries if they knew what was there for them -- and if their parents would take them.
With free resources for both adults and kids, a trip to the library can be an exciting and rewarding outing for everyone.
Yak's Corner is an online adaptation of a successful syndicated children's magazine. Not only will you find snack recipes and home crafts but also learning activities. The goal of this online version is to reach out internationally.
Scientific American features a wide range of fun science-related activities that parents and their six- to 12-year-olds can do together.
The U.S. Department of the Interior indexed a number of fun activities and sites. Check out games, activities, coloring books, BLM Junior Explorers and National Fossil Day (who knew).
Parents Magazine has a list of activities that are fun and can help with their development. We especially like Signature Storytelling, where your child adds their own twists to bedtime stores, and Family-Photo Bingo.
Figure This, a combo from the Department of Education and NSF, offers 80 real-life math challenges for grades 6-8 and emphasizes parent-student collaboration.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Simulation & Modeling Tools
• Projects for Parents and Kids Together
• Interactive Sites for Parents and Kids
• Teacher Training: Math, Science and Technology Sampler
• Integrating Math and Science
• Hands On Projects And Simple Tools