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Math: The easiest and most delicious place to incorporate math is in kitchen. Doubling recipes, figuring fractions, adding, subtracting -- plus experiments are yummy! It doesn't get much better than that.
Logic Skills: Teach your children classic card games like Uno, Go Fish, Old Maid, Crazy Eights. Older kids can learn basics of Poker and Gin Rummy.
Music: Introduce your children to new styles of music on a regular basis -- Classical, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, Opera, Soundtracks from Musicals, Classic Rock, Popular Music from 60's-90's, Music from all over World. Not only will it stimulate their minds, but it's a lot of fun!
Art: Go to library and find a great book about famous works of art. With your children, look through book and ask them which pieces they like and why. Then, give them opportunity to recreate art they saw in book, using whatever materials they'd like -- chalk, paint, crayons, glue, etc. Your children will surely surprise you with their creativity.
Summer is a fun time of year. Take these ideas and run with them. Not only will your children benefit from keeping their brains active and in tip-top shape, but you get benefit of seeing their creative, brilliant minds at work. Have a great summer!
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