Wintertime. As I write this blog post it is -14 outside and it is only early evening. Schools
were closed today and most will remain closed tomorrow. This has provided an extended
holiday vacation for most students. These days may be bliss for the children, but I’m sure
there are a few parents out there thinking otherwise.
While it is too cold for children to go outside at the moment, by the end of the week it will
warm up to more ‘normal’ winter temperatures and the snow will beckon our kids. Gifted
children often crave exploration and new things to learn. This winter take some time to
explore the wonder of the season. Take advantage of unique winter opportunities.
The activities listed below are only a few of the many experiments and activities children
may do outside during the winter. Once an experiment or activity is finished outside, the
student may do further research on the Internet, in books, or any other sources they find.
This list is not exhaustive so a little searching by the student or you should produce many
more things to do on a winter day to spark learning in new and different ways.
Ask the Doctor