On this first day of winter this is a great activity from National Geographic to learn about seasons and why they change. Learn the scientific reasons for seasons and test your knowledge on the cosmic map. In addition, there are activities for both young learners and older learners to use their understanding of seasons throughout the year. Parents can get involved too in reinforcing what their children have learned by asking questions about the science of seasons as well as how seasons affect culture.
With the first day of winter coming tomorrow, it’s a good time to review some precautions to keep you safe when you spend time outdoors. Be sure to dress warmly, watch out for frostbite, and avoid injuries by using good sense when sledding or ice-skating. Read about ways to stay safe and healthy during the cold months.