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5 Ways Families Can Have Fun and Learn This Summer

With summer upon us, there are more families than ever before who are looking for things to do to keep physically and mentally active. Summer break comes on the heels of a couple of months of being cooped up in the house with distance learning. People are ready for some fun and mental stimulation. The good news is that Florida and the Orlando area offers some great opportunities that go beyond the theme parks the city is known for.

This is going to be a summer where many parents are wanting to mix in some activities that will help build upon the distance learning kids have been doing. There are many great learning opportunities for the whole family, that are also a lot of fun. Families need to safely explore, engage, and enjoy this summer.

Here are 5 ways to keep the family physically and mentally active this summer in the Orlando area of Florida and beyond:

  1. Learn origami. Can You Origami? Origami is great for enhancing math skills, problem-solving, patience, and attention. WonderWorks Orlando will be having an origami exhibit this summer, beginning June 16, 2020.

  2. Explore a spring. Central Florida has many refreshing and pristine natural springs. Take the family to explore Wekiwa Springs State Park, Rock Springs Kelly Park, or venture a little further to family-friendly Alexander Springs State Park.

  3. Discover space. With the recent space shuttle launch from Florida, many kids are intrigued and fascinated with space. We are fortunate in Florida to be so close to the site, but the space discovery zone offers an astronaut training challenge, the Mercury capsule, and more.

  4. Have a beach day. With beaches always close in Florida, having a beach day just makes good summer sense. Pack up a picnic lunch, sunscreen, and head out to the beach for the day.

  5. Explore art. Not only can families take some time this summer to do art projects, but they can explore and learn about art. There are many art galleries throughout Florida that offer a unique art gallery experiences. Play tricks on your eyes, ensuring kids won’t get bored as they explore and learn.

We all want to make this a great summer and create memories. There are some fun and engaging ways to do it right here in Florida!

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