Brain Play: Smart Thinking For Kids & Families Up North
By Beth Milligan | March 1, 2021
The pandemic created numerous challenges with education in Michigan, with schooling vacillating between the classroom, online, and hybrid options. Education became more of a challenge than ever. Kids studying online miss their friends and the personal interaction with their teachers. Learning becomes harder when the classroom looks like the living room or kitchen (because it is).
Fortunately, there are educational options, where hands-on learning, personal attention, exploring nature, and making new friends offer welcome enhancements. They offer personal attention or bring imaginations to life. They may safely provide that real-life interaction among kids and their friends, both old and new. Heck, some even include opportunities for adults (hello, life-long learners).
In this week’s Northern Express - sister publication of The Ticker - writer Ross Boissoneau explores a variety of creative educational and learning options across northern Michigan for kids and families. From the Cognition Science and Discovery Center in Beulah to TOPOnexus in Harbor Springs to the pod school Experiential Ink in Traverse City, the story highlights numerous opportunities for kids and adults alike to safely engage in “brain play” - even during a pandemic.
The Northern Express is available to read online, or pick up a free copy at newsstand locations in 14 counties across northern Michigan.Comment