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Free Online Summer Courses 2017

First of all, I should tell you that I firmly believe that children should have “unstructured” time to play.  This is when creativity bursts onto the scene, right at the brink of boredom.  However, I also think children should get the opportunity to learn more about things that interest them, and camps can fulfill this need. Camps of all kinds are often offered during school breaks, from horseback riding to surfing.  But some can be expensive or inconveniently far.  So, here are some free, online camps designed for kids that you may want to try instead.

Camp Wonderopolis 2017 – Wonderopolis, the fabulous resource that provides kid-friendly answers to all kinds of questions, offers an annual online summer camp.  This year’s theme is, “Build Your Own Wonderocity!” and it begins on June 12, 2017.  You can register for the camp here.

Camp GoNoodle – When you create a free account with GoNoodle, you can access their free camp during the month of July, which will offer 5 new adventures every Monday of that month.  Get more information here.

Summer Math Challenge – Register for this free service to get weekly e-mails from 6/19/17 – 7/28/17 that will give parents ideas for math activities to maintain or improve skills over the summer based on grade level standards.  Find out more here

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My Favorite Online Educational Game Sites

As my second (and last) week of favorites nears its closing, I wanted to give you my three Favorite Educational Game Sites:

#3: Brainpop for Kids Gameup – The only reason this is #3 for me right now, instead of #1, is that it’s relatively new, and still building its catalogue of games.  I predict that it will definitely move farther up on my list next year.

#2: ABCya – If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you will know that I’ve actually never reviewed this one.  I have been reading about it on several different blogs, and on Scoopit.com, so I finally checked it out.  I think that it’s a great site for kids in grades K-5.

#1: Mensa for Kids – I love the variety of games on this site, and the different types of thinking it targets.  It isn’t a well-known site, so students generally like the novelty.

For my original posts on #3 and #1, you can click on the following:  Gameup and Mensa for Kids.