There are lots of places to explore and learn new things right here in Guilford County, as well as the surrounding areas. We encourage you to take your kids on field trips to nature trails, zoos, parks, and museums this summer! Not only is this a great way for your kids to learn new things during the summer months, but it is also an opportunity to spend quality time together and create lasting memories. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Greensboro Children’s Museum
- International Civil Rights Center and Museum
- Greensboro Science Center
- Greensboro Parks & Recreation
- Grandfather Mountain
- High Point Parks & Recreation
A great way to promote learning during these trips is to ask your kids questions about what they learned, what they found interesting, and what they want to know more about. Encourage them to keep a journal about their summer trips and adventures to process their experiences, while developing their writing skills.
Another fun and simple activity to facilitate growth and learning this summer is to collect leaves and flowers or take pictures of trees and animals during nature walks. Then, when you get home, you and your kids can work together to do research to learn more about the plants and animals you identified during your walks.