As you and your family prepare for school to begin again, you’ll find top-notch online tools to keep your children engaged whether in or out of the classroom. Our elegant new homes provide the perfect setting for staying busy — continue reading for inspiring ideas to keep your kids’ minds developing.

Museum Tours
Perched in Paris, the Louvre offers free virtual tours of their Egyptian Antiquities Department, an architectural history of the museum, and a one-of-a-kind Mona Lisa experience that can be enjoyed with virtual reality tech at home. With a click of the mouse, hop across the pond to London, England for a visit to the British Museum. Your kiddos can travel through time by browsing historical events from different eras around the world. From art and design to trade and conflict, uncover human history from as far back as 5000 BC from the comfort of your home at The Canyons. Here, you can enjoy masterfully-crafted homes that include vaulted ceilings, sprawling windows, and inviting open-concept floorplans. Curl up together in the great room and experience the splendor of the world’s greatest virtual museum exhibits.

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Virtual Field Trips
With live camera feeds and pre-recorded videos and clips, the animal lovers in your family can connect with their favorite creatures from home. The San Diego Zoo allows your future veterinarians to view pandas, apes, tigers, elephants, and many more — almost as if they were visiting in-person. Spacious terraces and private outdoor spaces at The Canyons are waiting to host your kids for an afternoon study session. While getting fresh air, your ocean life lovers can study their favorite plants and animals with help from the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in the Cayman Islands, thanks to their Reefs Go Live webcam and YouTube channel. National Geographic @ Home offers a free virtual tour of Petrified Forest National Park, quizzes that reveal your kiddo’s shark personality, and even information on where to find pizza-flavored ice cream.

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Physical Education
Before your kids begin their school day, get them going with their favorite physical activity. Live the Colorado lifestyle by hiking thrilling trails close to home — All Trails lists beloved hiking areas all around our beautiful state. Before you lace up your boots, plan a scavenger hunt to teach your kids about their natural surroundings. Your little ones can learn the basics of yoga with themed lessons ranging from fairy tales to dinosaurs. Dancing legend Debbie Allen features her favorite lessons led by fellow choreographers via her Instagram account — from tap dance to Latin fusion, your tiny dancers can experience a heart-pumping workout they’ll never forget. Take your athletic activities outside to your favorite park, open space, or trail in your Shea community. Our communities are the perfect host for practicing your techniques while you work up a sweat.

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Classroom Simulation
The video gamers in your family will love learning math and science concepts through game-based learning. Interactive games will hold their attention while effortlessly teaching them problem solving and calculation skills. High school students can foster their curiosity about anatomy and world history, while elementary and middle school students will love viewing 3D models of NASA’s findings and technological advancements. Learn a new language with the interactive app Duolingo! Choose from 36 languages — including fictional Klingon and High Valyrian — to connect with your friends from around the globe.

Class is in session in Colorado where you’ll find stunning amenities and tight-knit communities. Opulent new homes make it easy to keep your kids’ minds engaged during the weeks before the new school year starts. Connect with us to discover the home you’ve been dreaming of.

 

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