THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands LearningRx offers several ideas that make close-to-home spots perfect for a staycation. Kim Bellini, owner and director of The Woodlands LearningRx, said exploring your own backyard may yield some fun surprises. You don’t have to pack a suitcase to treat your kids to a great vacation, she said.
She suggests planning daytrip destinations where kids can enjoy some informal learning and stretch their minds through play and discovery. The best thing you can do to help your children build cognitive skills is to read with them, Bellini said. So why not turn your local library into a vacation hot spot? She said the library is not only an affordable source for books, music and movies – there are also several fun and free events planned year round.
Bellini also recommends checking out the Houston Fire Museum and the Children’s Museum of Houston, as well as the Museum of Natural Science and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. If Houston is too far away, Bellini suggests visiting The Woodlands Children’s Museum in Panther Creek Shopping Center.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers fun programs throughout the year, Bellini said. Its calendar is always full of events and activities.
Bellini adds that camping in a nearby state or national park or even your own backyard can be a great outdoor learning adventure. Parents can teach their children how to identify the stars at night and spot birds and other wildlife during the day.
Bellini stressed that parents make an effort to keep their children’s brains active over any break from school.
Teachers typically spend four to six weeks in the fall re-teaching what students have forgotten due to the summer slide, she said. There’s a winter brain drain as well. That’s why it’s important that parents put a plan together to strengthen cognitive skills when kids are not in school.
The Woodlands LearningRx is located at 4840 West Panther Creek, Suite 205 in The Woodlands. Trainers work with students of all ages to enhance their ability to learn, read and succeed at a broad range of academic and work-related challenges. The center also offers programs for adults and seniors who want to improve their cognitive skills.
For more information, call 832-482-3082832-482-3082832-482-3082 or visit www.learningrx.com/the-woodlands/default.htm or http://www.woodlandsenespanol.com/directorios/perfil/learningrx-the-woodlands.