02 Sep Northern California Spots That Will Take Your Kids’ Mind Off the Internet
Are your talents or hires relocating? Have you asked them if they consulted with your kids? These days, parents are letting their children have a say with regard to moving, but your talents should know where to draw the line. After all, the move is temporary.
If the kids are not convinced, tell them there’s no shortage of adventure that their kids can experience in the region and its many family-friendly cities, as other parents who live in or have visited Northern California have found out to their delight.
Below are some fun places that should help kids settle down in Northern California:
Here’s where teens can learn how to sail a boat, a hobby that may very well last with them for a lifetime. The volunteers who run this Berkeley-based club will be more than happy to show them the ropes. Safety is always emphasized, supported by the right and sufficient kind of gear. Gliding across the waters while feeling the wind on their backs and the sun’s rays on their faces should keep them coming back for more.
If they like the ground moving under their feet, they should like this train ride that zooms past mountains, caves, and tunnels. It’s the most breathtaking trip they’ll ever take from Fremont to the San Francisco Bay, with centuries worth of history lessons packed in a few minutes.
Gaming buffs might get a kick in visiting this museum, which displays colorful and still-functioning pinball machines of all sorts. These games may not be digital and rely more on human dexterity and the probabilities of chance, but even the parents may want to join in on the fun with their kids.
Exposing kids to interactive storytelling where they not only watch, but can become part of the narrative could be interesting enough for them, especially if they’re the type who are always glued to their smartphone or tablets. This may just the way to keep them away from the glare of computer screens, at least when they’re here.
About 60 storybook sets reconstructed in 10 acres of gardens should bring out their inner hero or heroine, whether they’re fighting a giant-killer, rescuing a princess, or playing tag with a friendly dragon. Fairyland lets them rediscover the one thing they can’t find in their electronic nursery: the wonders of their young imagination.