Parents and Kids Together
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.
Kids to Parks Day is a national day of play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. By discovering our public lands, kids across the country are learning about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM, and history. Kids to Parks Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May.
Scientific American features a wide range of fun science-related activities that parents and their six- to 12-year-olds can do 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.
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.
Twice a year, ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, offers an event to promote Amateur Radio to youth. Kids Day is designed to give on-the-air experience to young people and foster interest in getting a license of their own.
Many groups and organizations sponsor a "Kids Day" with events that can be fun for parents and kids. Search Google or your local news website for events in your area.
Here are some fun videos from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for younger kids and their parents. These learn to count videos remind us of a PBS program for some reason.
The Smithsonian has indexed all sorts of games, projects and explorations.
Other Areas To Check Out ...
• Projects for Parents and Kids Together
• Simulation & Modeling Tools
• Interactive Sites for Parents and Kids
• Teacher Training: Math, Science and Technology Sampler
• STEM Primer
• Integrating Math and Science