With summer upon us and the kids all out for the holiday, parents are searching high and low for things to do that will keep them entertained. This year, why not look for fun things to do that will also be a great learning experience? Instead of trips to the zoo because those creatures are so cute and cuddly, why not look at it as a time to teach your children about various species, where they originate from and how they fit into the ecosystem.
Teach them about animals that are endangered and what it means to the planet if we continue losing entire species. There is no reason why you can’t have loads of fun while still providing a way in which to learn about the world in which they live. Here are a few fun things to do with kids this summer that will be just as educational as they are entertaining.
A Trip to the Theatre
Many parents think of a trip to the theatre as being synonymous with a trip to the cinema. Whilst we have come to call them the theatre, in actuality the theatre is a place where live entertainment is provided by actors, singers, dancers and narrators. There are many plays and musicals that are geared towards the younger crowd and all you need to do is visit Theatre Tickets UK to see what’s in town and when tickets are available. Productions like Cinderella and Aladdin are just a couple of examples of what kids can look forward to and this will be an outing they are likely to remember their entire lives. Do you think they’ll remember trips to the cinema? Probably not!
The National Space Centre
Here you can take kids to the planetarium. The Rocket Tower stands at an amazing 42m high, and you can even get season passes so that you can take several trips throughout the year. Your kids will love learning something more about space and space travel on every adventure. With ongoing displays and events that change regularly, your children will have fun and learn about the universe without even knowing they are on a science lesson!
Ironbridge in Shropshire
Looking for a way to teach the little ones a bit of history? Here, they will be offered hands-on activities where they will learn about different periods in the history of the UK and, indeed, the entire world. Kids can explore a museum dedicated to the Industrial Revolution, a recreated Victorian town complete with period shops and even a fairground. As a learning tool, Ironbridge is a top-rated way in which to explore various eras throughout history without making it obvious that kids are learning something new about the development of the nation in which they live.
Whoever said learning needed to be boring? The ‘trick’ to teaching your kids without them being aware they are in a lesson is to find fun-filled things to do that provide a hands-on learning experience. These are just three things you can do this summer with your kids but once you’ve caught the fever, you’ll be searching for new things to do as the weeks roll by. Enjoy your summer but most of all, enjoy the kids. They’re only little once so use this time wisely and the memories will be with you forever.