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When the last school bell sounds, the last thing my kids want to think about is books, projects, tests and assignments. But even though it is summertime, it’s not time to stop learning. For my kids, we just approach learning in a different way during these months.
We were fortunate enough to take a few family vacations recently and honestly I think traveling and experiencing different people and cultures is an invaluable source of knowledge. My kids watched the changing of the guards in Ottawa, swam with stingrays in Grand Cayman and went tubing along the Great River in Jamaica. My daughter loves her Atlas and we track our travels to facilitate discussions on what to expect along the way.
When we arrived home from our cruise, the kids were fascinated with all things marine, so we headed to Netflix Kids to see if we could find any documentaries to help explain the biology of what we experienced. The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans narrated by David Attenborough was the perfect fit. With episodes such as “Ocean World” and “Coral Seas”, the kids learned more about the dolphins, turtles and stingrays encountered on our trip.
If you are looking for inventive ways to continue learning over the summer months, you can find a variety of options on Netflix. Whether its a documentary about dinosaurs or a math adventure to the moon, there is something for all of the days spent outside the classroom.