Friday, June 4, 2010

Hot Fun In The Summertime

Do you worry about your children regressing or losing skills over the summer? Do you hear the words, "I'm bored!" more than you would like? If so, I found a whole list of resources the other day to both keep my kids on track and keep them busy. Please feel free to add to the list if you like:

Check out Reading Rockets' May 2010 newsletter on the subject.

Adventures in summer learning.
From Reading Rockets.

More about summer learning. Don't let your kids forget all they've learned this year! Discover how to stop the summer brain drain and make learning a fun part of your everyday routine.

Activities to keep kids with disabilities busy this summer.

Family fun.

Accessing summer fun. From Disabilities Unlimited.

Summer Fun 2010.
The guide from the Federation for Children with Special Needs.

Going to Washington, DC?
Check out the accessibility of the Smithsonian's 16 museums.

Express the self through art.
Get your child involved in VSA (formerly Very Special Arts), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a society where people with disabilities (including physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities) can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.

Find the adaptative sports equipment your child needs.
Let Disabled Sports USA connect you with the many devices and equipment that enable individuals with a range of disabilities to participate in sports such as fishing, cycling, and golf.

Getting physical.
Lots of great ideas and resources at the National Center for Physical Activity and Disability.

Check out the goings-on at national parks and federal recreation centers.

Gardening and other hobbies for those with disabilities.

Keys to a meltdown-free vacation.

All about accessible travel.
Tips, checklists and other resources for travelers with disabilities and their families.

AbleData's Travel Information Center.

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