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Fall Fun in Kansas City

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Slide presentation for COR BBM groups in Sept. & Oct.

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Fall Fun in Kansas City

  1. 1. Presented by Jacquie FisherKC Edventures, LLC www.kcedventures.com
  2. 2. TM To strengthen a child’s passion for learning by encouraging kids to becreative, curious and connect with others. www.kcedventures.com
  3. 3. Encourage Kids to be Life-long Learners Provide Ideas to Make Learning Fun Kids view Parents as a Resource www.kcedventures.com
  4. 4.  Discover New Places Learn with Resources Time to Connect Focus on Child’s Interests www.kcedventures.com
  5. 5.  More computer time = less high achieving readers (Science Daily, 2010) More books in the home predicts greater educational attainment for the kids (Univ. of Nevada, 2011) Creativity scores in US kids (K – 6th) have been decreasing since 1990 (College of William & Mary, 2010) www.kcedventures.com
  6. 6. Making Mom’s Life Easier Don’t do it all – there’s a lot to be said for “down time”! www.kcedventures.com
  7. 7. Burr Oak Woods Nature Center Ernie Miller Nature Ctr. Fleming Park www.kcedventures.com
  8. 8.  Nelson-Atkins Museum • 9/24 - 25 Sky & Cosmos and 10/8-9 Egypt Kemper Museum • Family Scavenger Hunts Nerman Museum(JCCC) www.kcedventures.com
  9. 9.  UMKC Kid’s Club – Around the World & “Cinderella” Folly Theater – “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” & “Ugly Duckling” TYA - “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” & “Best Xmas Pageant Ever” Coterie – “Suessical” www.kcedventures.com
  10. 10. Get an online library account  Spend 10 minutes a month putting in requests  Visits = More enjoyable  Save $$$ www.kcedventures.com
  11. 11. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm  Wild West Show 9/24-25 Missouri Town  Arts, Crafts & Music Festival 10/1-2 Watkins Woolen Mill  Fall Fun 10/15 Truman Library  Lots of hands-on www.kcedventures.com
  12. 12.  Astronomy:  Evening Under the Stars - Powell Observatory  Big Bird’s Astronomy Show  Oct. 29th – Jupiter visible Apple-picking, Cider Mill & Pumpkins OP Arboretum – Arts for Kids 10/1-2 Science book series www.kcedventures.com
  13. 13. Turn Naptime into Book time Let them choose what to ‘read’ Make it a special place Use real books Ask them about it www.kcedventures.com
  14. 14.  Corn Mazes Train Rides Celebrate a Fun Day  Read for the Record Day – Oct. 6th - “llama llama red pajama”  Nat’l Bring Your Teddy Bear to School (& Work) – Oct. 12th  11/11/11  World Kindness Day – Nov. 13th or World Hello Day – Nov. 21st www.kcedventures.com
  15. 15.  Have a Family Book Club Volunteering Do What You Did Fall Scavenger Huntswww.discovertheforest.org/pdf/book-of-stuff.pdf www.kcedventures.com
  16. 16. Bring in Reinforcements It doesn’t always have to be ‘You’ Your kids can tell when you’re engaged Not just good for the kids www.kcedventures.com
  17. 17.  Family Heritage  Share food, pictures, language, traditions Share the Past  Toy & Miniature Museum  1950’s Home Watch some Old Movies www.kcedventures.com
  18. 18.  Find us on Facebook  Insider Tips  Questions & Tips Connect on Twitter  Fun days, books & ways to connect  Great ideas from around the world Sign-up for the Newsletter www.kcedventures.com
  19. 19. Dolphin Tale - 9/23Happy Feet Two - 11/18Hugo - 11/23Arthur Christmas - 11/23 The Muppets - 11/23 www.kcedventures.com
  20. 20.  Cooking Manners Volunteering Build Something Street Safety www.kcedventures.com
  21. 21. Making Mom’s Life Easier Finding Your PlaceYou want me What’s yourto let me teacher’schild do that name again?alone??!! Start setting standards at home  Talk about school Make learning fun www.kcedventures.com

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