school covers the basics during the week however, there is so much more to learning than the three R’s. Fortunately, there is no shortage of interesting, creative and stimulating activities in Connecticut this weekend sure to open a child’s eyes to the myriad of possibilities that exist in the world.
How many children (or adults for that matter) know how to light a fire in the snow? Not something usually covered during the school day but fortunately it is happening January 23rd at The Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, Ct. Called the “Winter Survival Walk”, families can learn winter survival strategies like what to eat and where to find shelter. The program runs fro 12:30 to 2:30. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids. For more information call: 860-868-0518 or visit: www.birdstone.org.
For edge of your seat tricks and amazing aerial acrobatics, take in The Gravity Slashers at The Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. Featuring freestyle motocross and unbelievable stunts, this show is only playing in 15 U.S. cities. Playing January 22nd and 24th, tickets are $20-25 for adults and $10-$25 kids 2-12. For more information call, 203-345-2400 or visit: www.arenaatharboryard.com.
Most children know the store of Cinderella but this twist on the famous story will open up children’s minds to new ways of looking at something familiar. Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans – A Salsa Fairy Tale is playing Saturday at 2 and 7 and Sunday at 2 at The Hartford Children’s Theater in Hartford. This contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical tells the story in a new and very imaginative fashion. Crossing language and gender barriers it subtly teaches a lesson in sympathy, sportsmanship and respect. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for kids 13 and under (and seniors.) For more information, call :203-249-7990 or visit: www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org.
Children learn about the world through so many ways other than the classroom. Who knows how any of these events or shows may inspire a child’s future.
For more information on activities, events and shows happening in Connecticut, visit: www.ctvisit.com.