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07/10/2017
Going to the zoo can be a great learning experience for your child since through it, they'll have the opportunity to learn about zoology, geography, ecology, and other related topics. If you'll be taking your child to the zoo this summer, follow the tips below to ensure you'll both make the most out of this excursion.

How to Visit the Zoo with Your Child this Summer

  1. Knowing what to expect can make your experience that much more enjoyable. To that end, do a bit of research before you head out; learn what kind of zoo it is, what it offers, what the weather forecast is, and more, so you can be prepared.
  2. Setting rules will help you both have an easier experience. That's why you should inform your child that they shouldn't litter, feed the animals, or get too close to their cages. Also, remind them to always stay near you, so they don't get lost.
  3. How you dress and pack can make a difference in your visit. For instance, you should don comfortable and weather-appropriate attire. Likewise, remember to wear sunscreen and hats to prevent sun damage. It's also a good idea to pack snacks and water for the day.
  4. Of course, you should remember to always care for your child. If you're distracted, your child could wander off and get themselves into a dangerous situation. Keep an eye on them for everyone's safety.
  5. As mentioned above, the zoo can be a learning place. While you're there, observe the animals, listen to the noises they make, see how they interact, etc. Encourage your child to read the information cards near them to learn even more about them.
  6. Most zoos are interested in teaching children about zoology and ecology, which is why many of them have a kid's zone with games and activities that will get them acquainted with these topics. If your zoo has one, take your child before your zoo visit is over.

If you'd like to keep your child learning this summer break, call The Tutoring Center, Elk Grove CA at (916) 691-9620 for more information on the summer academic programs they offer.

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