Greetings, everyone. This edition of Around The Web takes a closer look at early childhood activities and learning subjects. Two excellent websites that go way beyond little kid crafts.
If you home school young kids, want to do your own preschool for your children, or just want to have some fun, AMUG.org is the place to be. Lots of topic areas, lots of activities, and even good stuff to buy online. I see lots of “learning through music” types of activities here, which is great. Even Spanish and phonics. Hard to think of a fun topic that you couldn’t find on here.
Born Learning is a neat website created in part by the United Way. Parents can understand how young children learn and what their role is. They have quick tips and examples around the website for learning at home, while traveling, and in public places. I was hoping they had a newsletter, but as of this posting it was not being created or sent.
The other great part about this is that Born Learning is a national educational campaign that is meant to be adapted to local communities. So if you would like to get involved with your local United Way and bring this information to your parents – maybe a church or community group you belong to – you can find something that fits. Pretty cool.
Since summer is just around the corner, it’s time to start getting the projects and plans ready for your kids. Hopefully, you will find these resources to be fun and useful. My youngest needs to find a plan for making a bird feeder for a 4-H project. You can bet I’m going to start looking at one of these sites!