Now that the kiddies are back in the classroom, it is important that they stay active in their free time — both mentally and physically. Well, good news! The Mission District is full of events that will bring the family together without the use of a television! This fall, celebrate multiculturalism, art, education, and science with your children by penciling in the following events that are in and near the Mission District.
Celebrate the Mission’s fantastic array of cultures and languages by attending the “Speaking in Tongues” screening which is a documentary that examines the cultures and languages of four children. It further explores the outstanding bilingual program that gives San Francisco so many shining stars!
In addition to the screening, there will be a Q&A after the screening to discuss the importance of multiculturalism and bilingualism in the school system. Of course, you may want to skip this if you have brought your little ones! It’s okay to show up just for the movie.
Sept. 22, 2010
Bernal Public Library
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Does your student need help with his or her homework? Local students and teachers have set up a free tutoring program for all kids in the Mission District. Take your children over to the Mission Branch Library to meet the tutors to get them the homework help that they need. Not only that, you can join them if you have time in order to learn how to help your child through their homework woes. Make homework fun and worthwhile!
Mission Branch Library
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
OK, so this isn’t in the Mission District, but it is worth the trolley/bus ride to the Exploratorium to check out this all-new program. The new monthly program, “The Physics of Toys: Space, the Final Frontier,” will show kids how toys work and allows them to do hands-on physics activities by building a rocket ship.
Exploring science is critical to the developing young minds of our Mission District children. It will hep them understand their homework better and give them the curiosity to explore their dreams! Plus, they will come home with a working rocket ship. Awesome!
Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street.
Saturday, Sept. 18,
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Mission District is wonderful. We live here, play here and eat here. Our children are raised here in the hopes that they will grow into well-rounded, creative and sciencey individuals. Stay tuned for more family activities that will be popping up in the area later this fall!
San Francisco Exploratorium Website