Kiddie Academy® Launches STEM Adventures Events Nationwide
March 20, 2018
Kiddie Academy is offering a free community event, STEM Adventures, this spring to help children of all ages and their parents learn about science, technology, engineering and math through age-appropriate, interactive activities. Events will be hosted at more than 120 participating Kiddie Academy locations nationwide with engaging educational activities designed for families.
Participating locations will host STEM Adventures beginning at 10 a.m. on one of two dates: Saturday, March 24, or Saturday, April 28. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and activities with two themes: Out of This World and Fun with Machines. Children can create lunar volcanoes, make mini-constellations, a virobot scribble machine, marble run and build cardboard derby cars among other projects.
To find a participating Academy and to register, please visit Kiddie Academy STEM Adventures.
STEM is an acronym that refers to the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills into meaningful, interactive learning experiences for young children. STEM Adventures will engage children in STEM concepts via active exploration, introducing participants to the scientific process through hands-on experiences and play-based activities. Kiddie Academy hopes to enable young learners to explore their curiosities and interests, while developing and testing theories, in everyday situations that combine learning with fun—a key component to Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum.
According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), exposure to STEM during early childhood is critical to establishing an optimal educational trajectory. “STEM Adventures is a fun and interactive way to help put children on the right path to develop a lifelong love of scientific inquiry,” said Richard Peterson, Kiddie Academy vice president of education. “Current research shows scientific instruction also improves abilities in subjects outside of science, including literacy, language-learning, and critical thinking. Our new program is designed to equip kids with a strong head start.”
For a list of participating locations, or to reserve your spot, please visit Kiddie Academy STEM Adventures.
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