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Summer Fun with The Family at an Adventure Park!

Summer is a time for some outdoor sun. Soaking up the sun while having fun is the perfect way to spend the summer! And no one knows how to have fun better than my family! From the kids to my husband and I, all of us are always ready for some unadulterated fun. And one of our favourite summer destinations of all time is the adventure park in Victoria. We all are big fans of theme parks so we keep on trying different ones each time depending on our mood. When we go to the theme park, we are guaranteed a good time. adventure park
So, on a bright and sunny day, packed with sunscreen and sunglasses, we went to the theme park for a day of family fun. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find activities to do and places to go as a family. My husband and I are constantly looking for things that we can do with our children, something that both the adults and the kids would enjoy. Going to a theme park is one of the top most favourite activity for my family. All of us are thrill seekers who love going on rides and getting are adrenaline pumping. So, it was a complete no-brainer that we would spend the summer going to adventure park and doing what we do best as a family—have a jolly good time!
An adventure park has something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of the classic rides such as the Ferris wheel, or someone who prefers to try out new and exciting rides, adventure park has you covered. The dry ride that my whole family enjoyed was the wave swinger. It was a swinging chair ride where the tower climbs to almost twelve meters in height. You’ve got to try that one if you visit the adventure park. It’s a fabulous ride! The feeling of flying through the air is just simply wonderful.
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We also tried out our archery skills at the archery range. It turns out our kids are much better aimers! My daughter even managed to hit a bull’s eye! My husband and I did embarrassingly and were teased mercilessly by the kids for our apparent lack of aim. But we got them back for that at the Skeleton Creek Mini Golf. We teamed up against the kids and managed to salvage our pride (or what was left of it after our disastrous performance at the archery range) 😉
amazing view at fun park
And when it was time for lunch, we were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. I had a chicken wrap while the others had burgers. We were sceptical about how good food can be at a theme park, but once we had our lunch, we were happy and satiated, and ready for more adventure! It was on to the water rides next!
Being the thrill-seekers that we are, we opted to go on the Wild West Canyon—a pitch black water tunnel that gave us surprising twists and turns. It was so much fun that we went on it over three times! The kids also loved the Gold Rush Rapids water tunnel, a super-fast water tunnel slide. We decided to take it slow for a while and spent some time soaking up the sun and floating around on the lazy river. Is there anything more blissful than floating on water under the warm summer sun? I think not. It was so relaxing that I almost dozed off! That was our cue to get to the next thrilling adventure. The kids picked the Aqua Racer water slide, a super-fun and fast slide, and we had a great time racing each other down to the end.
vegan food optionsSince we had such a great time at the fun park, we’ve been thinking of celebrating our daughter’s next birthday there. She would love to have her friends with her, to go on all the rides and have a fantastic time on the water slides. We can’t ask for a better birthday party than a day at the theme park, right? We are thinking about booking one of those VIP cabanas that they have for hire. These are perfect venue to relax and take a break from the sun. We could hire a cabana, where we could eat and drink and have a good time while the kids had their fun at the Bonito’s Bay Waterplay (with some adult supervision, of course). We enquired about food and were told that they even have vegan options available. That’s great because some of our friends are vegan and it’s good to know that there is something on the menu for both the meat lovers as well as the vegans.

It’s safe to say that our family day at the fun park was a roaring success and we will be returning for our daughter’s birthday. If you’re looking for things to do this summer, then I strongly recommend you to put the theme park on your list of ‘Fun things to do with the family.’ Whether you love going on hair-raising rides or prefer to sun bathe and relax with a drink, you won’t be disappointed either way. There are sun beds available on a first-come, first-serve basis where you can soak up the sun and get a nice tan going.
Finding outdoor, physical activities to do with the family has always been our thing. We love to get out of the house and spend some quality time bonding with our children. In this era of easy-access technology, unwinding and spending time away from our laptops and smartphones has become imperative. And what better way to do it than to go on fun rides and bring out your inner child? By the end of the day, we were tired but happy. And the kids were bursting with stories to tell their friends, about their wonderful time at an adventure park and all the fun stuff that they did. So, mission accomplished.

Why Science Tutoring Is Important For Securing A Bright Future For Your Children

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The knowledge-based economy that is still evolving in the 21st century has a strong and inherent connection with science and science education. The goal of science education should, therefore, focus on in-depth content knowledge aided by active engagement of the intellect. The process will further develop a range of capacities and mental habits to prepare knowledge workers which the new economy is demanding.

Through exemplary science education, we strive to offer our students a rich context to develop many of the new economy skills including problem-solving, critical thinking, and information literacy. Towards this goal, our instructions address the nature of science while promoting the use of scientific practices provided by science tutors.

Armed with the skills that the new economy is looking for, help to groom the children to be part of a future workforce that is well prepared to meet the challenges. The process also involves teaching life skills that are critical to ensuring their success in the chosen path. The science tutoring services that we provide support as well as advance the new economy skills while enhancing the practice of science through focusing on these core skills. More importantly, the science tutoring services provide is more broad based to help students inculcate rich scientific values that will lay the foundation for their higher pursuits in life.

Primed for knowledge acquisition

Consider these: As parents or guardians, how often have you faced questions like these:-

  • Why is the globe round?
  • What brought me here?
  • How does the car run?
  • How does the light glow?
  • What makes the water hot?

In the pre-adolescent stage, learning is not restricted to the 4 walls in a class room. In fact, learning is an ongoing process, throughout one’s life. At every nook and corner, there is some curiosity and children are never afraid of asking questions.

As parents, guardians and teachers, it is our responsibility to encourage learning

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As elders, encouraging learning is a duty cast upon us, and we should not only grasp those wonderful moments but also strive to create opportunities for more such moments and pave the way to unravel the mysteries of the scientific word.

Young children are naturally hands-on learners

Project-based learning is all about hands-on activities. Young children are eager to throw themselves into the ring, and that is the best way to learn too. Learning through the medium of play presents the perfect opportunity for the kids to experiment with an array of rudimentary scientific processes like cause-and-effect. If this opportunity is denied to children till they reach adolescence that could be a gross injustice meted out to them.

Science encompasses many life skills

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Early interests exhibited by children lay out the road map for their future. As many of us who have studied science do know, communication, organisation, perseverance and attention to detail are among the essential traits required to pursue scientific inquiry. Though these skill set can also be developed independent of science, starting our kids with a well-rounded education is a more desirable option that will help them practice these values in cross-curricular environments.

Early interests influence later life of children

The interplay between nature and nurture affords children, even during the early ages, an opportunity to get busy discovering the true individual in them. “Show me a child until he is seven, and I will show you the man,” is a famous quote from St. Francis Xavier that eloquently brings home the point. An early start to science education ensures that scientific quest is ingrained into the educational mix when the young kids start developing their own desires and passions.

Australian primary education lacks focus on science

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Today’s primary education in Australia has little or no focus on science education. This does not augur well for Australian children or the nation itself. The interests in children develop at an early age and the elementary years are therefore crucial in guiding them through the right path.

How can we make a difference to the Australian Children?

Each student is initially evaluated to understand his/her preferences so that the child is motivated to pursue what interests them most. The evaluation process is a continuing exercise wherein expert tutors with several years of experience backing them will work closely with the child. This approach helps in identifying inherent talents in the child and nurturing them at a steady pace for focused achievements in the later years of learning.

Best science tutors

Choose the best science tutors. In turn, this ensures that you child receives nothing less than the best from their science tutor.

One-to- one learning opportunities

Sitting in a third or 4th row, you child can hardly have any kind of personal interaction with the teacher. The eye contact with the child is particularly important during the early years of learning.

We need to act now for the bright future of our children

The world today, is intensely competitive and focus on learning science right at the start is not an option but an indispensable necessity. Nearly 50% of Australian schools devote just about one hour per week for learning science in the primary schools. Only 4% schools allocate 5 hours per week for learning science in the primary grades.