Stay Sharp over Christmas Break

Here are some tips to keep your mind engaged during the Christmas break.

1. Read Every Day

Curling up with a good book on a winter evening is more than a cheery way to pass the time. You increase your literacy, practice analysis and exercise your ability to visualize—just by reading a fun book!

2. Visit Museums & Landmarks

If you’re looking for a great family activity, why not take an educational day trip? You could visit a museum, aquarium, historical site or landmark.

Take advantage of this opportunity to go somewhere you’ve never been, or introduce your out-of-town family and friends to the best local sites.

3. Play Educational Games

Before you travel, you might consider downloading a few educational games on your iPad to pass the time. With math games like Multiplication ! ! and 2048, geography games like TapQuiz and language-learning apps like Verb Mayhem and Duolingo, there are ways to occupy yourself constructively on even the longest car trips or plane rides.