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Thursdays in October

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 March 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!

This month in Discovery Time we are going to explore the natural world! Many studies show that early environmental education benefits children’s emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development. Through a blend of hands-on activities, engaging experiments, and captivating storytelling, children embark on a journey to discover the wonders of the natural world around them. The program curriculum is carefully crafted to align with early childhood development principles while instilling key concepts of environmental science. Tailored for children aged 3 to 6, this program ignites curiosity, fosters a love for nature, and cultivates a sense of responsibility towards the environment.

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.

Hands-on activities include:

  • Singing songs about recycling and conservation
  • Taking a guided nature walk through the WonderGarden
  • Participating in an experiment that demonstrates the concept of water filtration

5 – 5:30 p.m. EST 

Topic: Environmental Science

Location: WonderLab

Masks Optional

Cost: Free with Admission

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