Noodle, which offers online search and reviews of education providers starting with preschool, is sponsoring a giveaway with prizes totaling $500 ARV.
The Education is Everywhere contest invites you to post your educational experiences to Instagram or Twitter with #EducationIsEverywhere and @NoodleEducation to enter for a chance to win.
The prize package includes:
- A $200 Bluetooth portable speaker.
- A $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate.
- A collection of books and games.
- A cozy Noodle hoodie.
Noodle helps people find the right educational resources, including colleges, preschools, kindergartens and tutors, with detailed information on more than 800,000 learning providers. The site also offers education-related articles written by experts.
Sure, you could find educational opportunities in places like museums, national parks and government buildings, but you don’t even have to leave your neighborhood to find plenty of chances to teach your kids about the world around them. Education is as close as your backyard or a walk around the block. Here are a few ideas.
- Collect rocks and try to find out what minerals they’re composed of.
- Dig in the dirt and see what you find there.
- When storms roll through your area, go online and watch the weather radar as you hear the thunder and rain and see the lightening outside your windows. Learn about what causes storms and in what ways they’re both dangerous and helpful.
- Go outside on a clear night and observe the stars in the sky. See if you can make out any constellations. You can use an app such as Google Sky Map to help you identify stars and planets.
- If you have a pet cat, buy or borrow a book about different types of cats and learn how your domestic animal is different than her wild relatives.
- Let your kids help with measuring ingredients when cooking, as well as figuring out the appropriate amounts when doubling a recipe.
- Take photos of plants, bugs and birds, and look them up on the Internet or in books to identify them.
To help keep kids reading and learning during the summer or anytime, check out your local library. Many city libraries even let you borrow Kindle books for free. You can also subscribe to Amazon Unlimited for $9.99 a month and choose from a huge selection of fiction and nonfiction Kindle books for the whole family.
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