10 Creative After-school Programs for Kids


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Regional Recreation
Learning doesn't have to be confined to the classroom. A trip to a local museum can make for hours of educational fun.
Learning doesn't have to be confined to the classroom. A trip to a local museum can make for hours of educational fun.
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Regardless of where you live, there are unique cultural and geographical attributes to be discovered. Perhaps your child has even learned about some of these in class. But reading about, say, Appalachian clogging doesn't compare to actually learning the dance. And no picture can prepare a youngster for the experience of seeing a giant redwood in person.

After-school programs with a regional angle can help children explore and celebrate the people, places and customs that make their little piece of the planet special. Whether it's through field trips to local museums, hikes to explore area wildlife or visits to regional attractions, students will have fun learning about where they live.

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