It’s February, and if you have kids in school, they’re probably pretty excited for their upcoming vacation (this year’s school vacation week runs from February 18 to 23) . But for parents, especially working parents, school vacation week can present a challenge: how do you keep your little ones out of trouble and academically on-track?
If you’re struggling for ways to fill the hours or you just need to get out of the house with the kids, consider the workshops and classes offered by the MIT Museum. These events cover everything from robotics to nanotechnology to photography, and you should sign up ahead of time to make sure there’s space for your kids.
If you’re not up for a full-blown workshop, you can always drop by the museum to build a paper skyscraper or a gumdrop dome. And if you have a daughter, niece, or granddaughter who’s interested in the sciences, you may wish to attend “So You Want to Be an Engineer,” hosted by the MIT Society of Women Engineers on Saturday, Feburary 23 from 1-3pm.
Study after study shows the importance of keeping kids’ intellectually engaged even when they’re not in school, so check out the programs offered by the MIT Museum and take some time to remember what it was like to be a kid.