GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012 - (Page 28)

Sensational Y By rEmy aGEE summer adventures ...right in your own community! our house or theirs, it’s time for summer fun and adventures. School readiness skills and experiences involving vocabulary, communication, problem solving and organization are critical for preschoolers. These are also important for older grandkids to improve during summer for success the next school year. And it’s all right there in your own city or town! Curiosity and individual interests can be encouraged when grandchildren visit and interact with something new such as materials for your adventure together. Explore places… • The local nature center, fire station or animal rescue facility. Read books on the topic before; discuss your visit afterwards. Explore subjects… • Geography: Kids learn how to read maps and then create their own neighborhood map. For purposeful experiences, modify “geography missions” from National Geographic’s Mission: Explore • Transportation: Develop a city tour using as many different modes of travel as possible • Photography: Go on a safari and snap pix of whatever interests the kids. Online photo books/merchandise make great holiday gifts or keepsakes Discover… • Cultural differences: Restaurant tour; try different ethnic foods • “Citizen Science”: You and the kids contribute observations of a specific thing—birds, fish, frogs, flowers—to central databases from Scientific American and • How things are made: Visit local manufacturing/production photo: © Marcela Barsse 28 GRAND JULY AUGUST 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012
Grand View
Safety Buzz for Grandkids
Memories of My Grandparents
Grand Central
From Barbie to Bratz and Beyond: Sex Sells
Easier is Better
Lost & Found
Michael Feuer is at it Again
Elvis Through Lisa Marie's Eyes
Arthur & Carol Kornhaber
Sensational Summer Adventures
Toys 'N Tech
A Whole Lot of Juicy Goodness
Money for Visits
Nursing Homes in Trouble
50 Shades of Grand

GRAND Magazine - July/August 2012