Thursdays in February
Discovery Time is a weekly science program designed for children ages 3-6 years old and their caregivers. It is said that young children experience the world and express themselves in a “hundred languages.” Discovery Time utilizes a broad array of these learning languages – including music, art, stories, and creative movement – to connect children to science. Children ages 3 to 6 are developing increasingly complex theories about the world, rapidly gaining language, and learning to work with others. Discovery Time activities are designed by early childhood specialists specifically to nurture and challenge the rapid development of preschool-aged children in a fun, safe, and collaborative learning environment. Discovery Time sparks the interest of science education in young children by teaching them how to explore a broad range of topics with a curious mindset. Each February will have a different focus, ranging from oceans, to space, to physics, to human health and anatomy. You never know what you may learn at Discovery Time!
Children ages 3 to 6 are developing quickly and gaining and mastering skills in a wide variety of domains including language, motor, symbolic representation, and concrete operational thinking. Discovery Time is structured around exploring the scientific method: observing, hypothesizing, testing, and discussing the results! Discovery Time provides open-ended activities that are accessible and engaging for children across a spectrum of development, and helps generally prepare them for the more structured learning environments they will encounter in elementary school.
Oh, whether the weather is calm… this February in Discovery Time we are exploring the wonderful world of weather! This program is thoughtfully crafted to provide a hands-on, science-based approach to learning about common weather phenomena, such as rain, snow, sleet, hail, and more! Through creative play and interactive activities, participants will learn how to dress for different weather, why rainbows occur in the sky, and how we can do our part to take care of the earth to slow climate change. This program features age-appropriate activities, games, songs, and playful exercises that encourage early learning. Discovery Time is recommended for children aged 3-6, caregivers, and siblings.
Hands-on activities may include:
- Creating rainbows with mixed materials
- Building and observing a homemade cloud simulator
- Exploring the power of wind with household items
5 – 5:30 p.m. EST
Topic: Weather Wonders
Cost: Free with Admission