Kids’ Learning

Kids model-making workshop, RIBA, 5th August 2013disabled boys

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These programs help kids learn more about the world around them. We combine age- and ability-appropriate visual, auditory and tactile exercises to help the kids internalize the information. We provide guidance without pre-determined outcomes, so that everyone is empowered to learn and achieve.

These programs can be adapted to children age 5-17 of all abilities, and can be done as one-time programs or as an ongoing series.

  • All About Architecture
    What do Architects do? We learn about the field of residential architecture, practice hands-on construction activities, practice physics exercises, and take a field trip to identify local architecture.
  • All About Interior Decorating
    What do Interior Decorators do? We learn about the field of interior decorating, practice a hands-on decorating project, and take a field trip to a home-decorating store to learn about different decorating materials.
  • Your Family History
    How do you record your family history? We learn how to research a family tree, how to interview our relatives, and how to record the information for posterity.
  • Vegetarian Cooking Around the World
    What does is mean to be vegetarian? What do vegetarians eat in other countries? We learn about vegetarianism around the world, make yummy recipes, and take a field trip to the grocery to learn about ingredients and nutrition.
  • Food Exploration
    What kind of apple is tart and what kind is sweet? What does Guava juice taste like? Who invented the pretzel? How big is a Mango tree? Kids get to taste healthy foods, learn about their history and characteristics, and vote on which one they like the best.
  • Fun with Drama
    Drama doesn’t need a script! We do fun role playing and story telling activities that let kids use their creativity and imagination to act out scenes and stories. With guidance, the kids get to direct their own production.
  • Sing Along
    A musician with a guitar visits the kids and performs age-appropriate music that the kids can sing and dance to. We also bring hand-percussion instruments for the kids to learn how to use, and play along with the songs.
  • Music Games
    Age-appropriate games are played using music and movement. Kids practice coordination, balance, memory and listening skills in a fun and active environment.
  • Art Programs
    All kinds of unique creative and educational programs, such as folk art, flower arranging, fiber arts, hand sewing, rock gardens, terrariums, bird houses, paper weaving, printing and greeting cards.
  • All About Therapy Dogs
    A certified therapy dog visits with the kids for an hour of tail-wagging love and education. Kids learn what is involved in therapy dog training, what kind of dog can be a therapy dog, and what rules the dogs need to follow while they are working. There is plenty of dog petting time also!
  • Exotic Animal Education
    We partner with area wildlife sanctuaries to bring exotic animals, reptiles, and birds to visit with the kids. They get to learn about the animals and their habitat, see interesting and unusual animals up close, and ask questions. We are careful to be respectful of those who may be fearful of the animals.
  • Pony Visits
    A pony or a miniature horse comes to share some fun and love with the kids.  This activity is always a big hit!  The animals are trained not to “go” while inside, and their hooves are wrapped so that your floor doesn’t get scratched. We are careful to be respectful of those who may be fearful of the animals.