Did you know that your kids can lose from one to three months of learning over the summer? Studies suggest kids lose the most in math. Don t spend the summer going in reverse.
There are many online sites that can help stop the summer brain drain.
National Geographic Kids1: offers great nature videos, activities, games, stories, and more
CoolMath4Kids2: take a trip through an amusement park of math and more at this extremely interactive math website
Smithsonian Kids Collecting3: how to start your own collection and see what other kids collect
Explore Dinosaurs4: FAQs and top 10 myths about dinosaurs, a virtual dig, behind the scenes tours, and more from the National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Digging for Answers5: a site that tests your research skills and knowledge
NASA Quest6: interactive explorations that engage students in real science and engineering.
Topics include robots, helicopters, lunar exploration, and designing your own human-friendly planet
My Wonderful World7: a multimedia tour of our seven continents
Time for Kids8: fun games (The Great State Race), an online weekly magazine written for kids, and news from around the world
Big Universe9: an online library of fiction and nonfiction books for kids 0-12.
The site also offers adults and kids the chance to create and publish their own stories.
- ^ National Geographic Kids (kids.nationalgeographic.com)
- ^ CoolMath4Kids (www.coolmath4kids.com)
- ^ Smithsonian Kids Collecting (www.smithsonianeducation.org)
- ^ Explore Dinosaurs (paleobiology.si.edu)
- ^ Smithsonian Digging for Answers (www.smithsonianeducation.org)
- ^ NASA Quest (quest.nasa.gov)
- ^ My Wonderful World (www.mywonderfulworld.org)
- ^ Time for Kids (www.timeforkids.com)
- ^ Big Universe (www.biguniverse.com)