Fun Places to Visit!

I am compiling some sites that you might enjoy with your busy bears!!  They are all free and I've used them not only with my students, but with my own children!  - This is an amazing website that teaches phonics, alphabet, and basic reading skills! It's a great site for children to learn their letters, sounds, and some reading while having FUN!!! - You can play all sorts of games that cover all areas of learning! It's a positive site that encourages children to keep trying. 


Places to visit: 

Tyler Arboretum: 515 Painter Road, Middletown- Can you say... tree houses and fairy gardens??? Along with amazing classes, a large maze, and many wonderful things to see! There's a treehouse shaped like a guitar and one like a mushroom! You can also build your own fairy house all from nature! It's a great way to spend your day and completely family friendly! We still go there!! 

Plymouth Community Center- Plymouth Meeting- Play in the amazing playground, your little ones can run around the children's track, take a walk, run/walk along the large track (cross over the troll bridge!), or play soccer on the large field. Go listen to bands or just make up your own songs on the outdoor auditorium! Go inside for fantastic classes - both for kids and adults! Take swimming lessons and/or play in the children's large pool- complete with fountains and a large slide!! 

Ashford Park - Radnor

Colwell Park- Conshohocken

Jumper's Bounce- Paoli

SkyZone- Oaks

Philadelphia Rock Climbing Gym- Oaks

Color Me Mine

Captain Nemo Aquarium- it has sharks!!

Franklin Institute- Philadelphia

Please Touch Museum- Philadelphia

Elmwood Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo- ​Did you know that this was the first zoo in the United States??? 

Natural Science Museum- Philadelphia


Art Museum- Philadelphia- has wonderful classes for children! 


Books, books, and more books!    Any books that have rhyming or repetition!

I Knew An Old Lady.... series (very funny!!!!) 

Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type 

Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom

Dr. Seuss books

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

The Very Hungry Catepillar

Room on the Broom

Ten Timid Ghosts

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

It's Fall

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt

Ten Wriggly, Wiggly, Catepillars

Penguins Love Colors!

A Friend Like You!

A is for Art Museum

Ten Little Ladybugs

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Gingerbread Man

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Bears

Chicken Little

No Dragons for Tea

When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really, Hurt

Wen Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really, Angry

If You Give A Moose A Muffin

If You Give A Pig a Pancake

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake

If You Take a Mouse to School

Good Night Moon


Big Red Barn


Dragon Opposites



Bowling for indoors

Bugs Buildings

Chutes and Ladders

Large Floor Puzzles

Alphabet Magnets (Leap Frog)

Alphabet Matching

Feltboard Stories: Three Little Pigs, Transportation, etc...



Magnifying glass



Bubble Maker



Alphabet Matching Games

Number Matching Games