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Screen-free and Slump-free Summer

Hey Wowzer Families,

Summer is finally here! Ahhh, the season for slowing down. For children, summertime means long days filled with playing, swimming, biking, camps, lemonade stands and for many, gulp, a whole lot of extra time on screens. Eeek! Never fear, we are here to help!  Podcasts, like Wow in the World, are a wonderful way to entertain kids without relying on screens.

Just like reading, listening transports children into stories, which gives their brains a much-needed summer workout. Research also shows that listening to dramatic or silly voices in a story makes people feel more invested and imaginative than if they had just read it on a page. Plus, listening together as a family might lead to some deep discussions and shared experiences. Can you say added bonus??? 

So wherever summer has you headed, road trip or rainy day fort, we invite you to bring the Wow! With three seasons of Wow in the World under our belt, we’ve got you covered. Head over to Tinkercast.com to revisit some of your favorite episodes or to discover some new favorites.

We’ve also got tons of wow-worthy activities and resources available online to W.O.W. members. Members will find lots of fun, easy to set-up extension activities including experiments, crafts, recipes, games and related book lists all designed to extend the learning beyond the listening. 

Last but not least, as a special gift to our entire Wowzer Family, we have unlocked a few of our favorite wow-tivities to keep the wow flowing this summer. Listen up to our featured episodes linked down below and then follow up with some of these great activities!

 

Happy Wowing,

 

Team Tinkercast

 


Tune in to Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? and then make some DIY bird feeders. They’re the perfect pitstop for any birds whom might be swooping by this summer.

Craft: Upcycled Bird Feeders


Give Ladies and Germs a listen and then keep hands clean and happy all summer long by mixing up a batch of our soft and squishy soap dough.

Craft: Squishy Soap Dough for Happy Clean Hands


Ear Ye! Ear Ye!: Listen up and then make some sweet, sweet music of your own with our DIY water xylophone sound science experiment.

Experiment: Sound Science Water Xylophone


Join Mindy and Guy for an underwater adventure in Oh My Bleach! Save Our Reef! Maybe you’re headed to the beach too? This simple experiment helps wowzers understand the difference between saltwater and freshwater.

The Great Saltwater Observation


Pop on the Invasion of the Sea Pickles episode and then pop some of our delicious homemade pickles into your mouth. They come together in a snap!

Recipe: Wow-Worthy Fridge Pickles

Join Us In Denver


Saturday, May 21st
11am - 12pm

 

Second Star to the Right Children's Books
1455 S Pearl St,
Denver, CO 80210

 

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Sunday, May 22nd
10am - 12pm

 

Paramount Theatre
1621 Glenarm Palace
Denver, CO 80202

 

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Join Us In Dallas / Fort Worth


Saturday, May 28th
10am - 2pm

Texas Children’s Museum
201 TX-174
Rio Vista, TX 76093

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Sunday, May 29th
12pm - 5pm

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy St.
Forth Worth, TX 76107

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Monday, May 30th
10am - 2pm

Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218

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Join Us In Atlanta


Friday, June 3rd
11am - 3pm

Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Saturday, June 4th
11am - 3pm

East Lake Park
2617 Memorial Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30317

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Sunday, June 5th
11am - 3pm

Coan Park
1530 Woodbine Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30317

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Join Us In Indianapolis


Saturday, June 11th
11am - 3pm

 

Terre Haute Children’s Museum
727 Wabash Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

 

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Saturday, July 2nd

 

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