Saturday, July 25, 2009

Helpful websites for parents and children

Hi everyone! Are your children looking for some fun things to do at home before school starts back? Are you looking for some creative activities you can do at home with your children or homeschool group? Well, you've come to the right place. During my time at CMOM this summer I have come across several great websites that have good craft ideas, helpful hints and resources for parents, or fun online games and activities for your children. Below is a list of the ones that I thought I would share with you guys. Enjoy!


Also, if you have enjoyed a program that your child did while visiting the museum on a Thursday or Saturday and you would like to know where I got that idea, feel free to e-mail me at or I would be happy to help you come up with some fun and creative things to do with your children at home because I know you can't come to the museum every week. Eventhough that would be tons of fun. :) Plus, I think it is really important for children to interact with their parents, to explore new things, learn about art, science, and reading, and experience many different opportunities and you can do that right from your own dining room table, family room floor, or play room area.


melissa said...

I'm a member of the AmeriCorps team at the Providence Children's Museum in Rhode Island, and I just wanted to add my vote for the PBS site! There are TONS of easy-to-lead, open-ended and creative science activities that we use all the time at the museum, for after-school groups and drop-in programs.

My favorite thing about them is that they are all based around everyday materials like newspaper and drinking straws - it's great to share something with kids that they can continue exploring at home.

Here are the two pages in the PBS site where we find the science activities we use:

Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman
(Providence Children's Museum runs a whole series of "Fetch Lab" activities)

(Kids can try out experiments and then write in to share what happened!)

Affirmagal said...

I'd like to recommend Coloring for Kids as a wonderful resource for free coloring pages.