By: Suzanne Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP
School is almost out and that means it is time to get ready for some summer fun! While it is important for kids to have a break from academics and recharge before the next school year, it’s also important to keep fostering their language development. Summer is a great time to expose your children to new experiences, which will naturally introduce new language and add to his/her background knowledge about the world. We are very fortunate to have some great destinations that are close by, inexpensive and great for language!
Woods Hole Science Aquarium
166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA
Buzzards Bay Discovery Center
21 Luscombe Avenue, Woods Hole, MA
Plymouth County Farm and Petting Zoo
74 Obery Street, Plymouth, MA
Nelson Memorial Park
Nelson Street, Plymouth, MA
Butterflies of Cape Cod
26 Herring Pond Road, Bourne, MA
Ellisville Harbor State Park
State Highway 3A, Plymouth, MA 02360
Over the next few months I hope to document trips to these awesome locations with my daughter and give suggestions for including language development in your visits. In the meantime, I hope you find some time to check these out and have some summer fun while also introducing new language!
If you can think of any other locations that are great for local, low-to-no cost summer fun please comment below. I would love to hear your suggestions!
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