For this week I was planning on posting a blog post on 5 steps to better reading comprehension but instead something else, very exciting happened. Yesterday, on New Year’s Day, I ended up at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. All members of the family were home and we all went.
Getting together to leave the house to go wasn’t the easiest thing. Because you know……one kid doesn’t really want to go because he is busy with the rainbow loom, the other wants to watch Curious George and the other just wants to sleep. After talking, explaining the benefits and some frustration in between, we finally we got dressed and left. And at the end of the day, we all enjoyed it very much.
Back to the trip. It was amazing! The exhibitions there were spectacular. We visited the Poison exhibition and it discussed the when poison is helpful and harmful, the history of poison and the role poison plays in our lives through history and literature.
There were so many more exhibitions there, including the cycle of life in animals and the cycle of water, and all that’s outside of earth, the universe. Wow, wow oh wow. It was just amazing.
Education Next magazine published an article on how visiting museums improves children’s critical thinking skills. And for sure it does. I can totally see how. There is so much we learn through textbooks and when we go to museums the information in text books comes to life and becomes more real. Therefore it is more comprehensible. Therefore I can think better because I understand better and more. So it makes perfect sense.
Now how about we organize a trip to the museum for your kids? It will be amazing fun! Let’s do it in February during mid-winter recess.
This will be a small group. Up to 6 children. The cost will be 75 and that includes entrance fee, transportation, parking and of course my guidance and teaching on all the exhibits we visit. Each child will bring his own lunch and snack. We will be there for most of the day. Pick up at 9am and drop off at 4pm. It will be amazing, educational fun!!!
Is your child(ren) in? This is for children ages 6-14 and limited to 6 kids only. So sign up as soon as possible. Send me an email or call to tell me you are interested.
Enjoy your Thursday that feels like a Monday.
Oh and the post of 5 steps to better reading comprehension is coming up next week.