SPRING BREAK UNPLUGGED AT KIDSPLAY IN TORRINGTON UNTIL APRIL 20

KidsPlay Children’s Museum located on 61 Main Street in Torrington is excited to power up the play with Spring Break Unplugged. The Museum will be open daily from 10 am to 4 pm until April 20. Families will explore, create and have fun with old and new friends in KidsPlay’s 11,000+ square feet of interactive exhibits. Each day families will find fun alternatives to screen time, the museum will host programs that build skills and spike the imagination.

Monday, April 15 – Cookin’ @ KP

Feed the body, soul, and mind. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills. Make yummy Chop and Simmer Applesauce at 11 am and Little Red Riding Hood’s Healthy Cookies at 3 pm. Learn the exciting science behind ice cream and make your own at 1 pm.

Tuesday, April 16 – Imagination Creation

Imagination is a building block of childhood development. Make magic wands and hats at 11 am, build fairy houses at 1 pm and become a superhero on stage at 3 pm.

61 Main Street • Torrington, CT 06790 http://www.kidsplaymuseum.org Tel: 860-618-7700
KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions made to the museum are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Wednesday, April 17: Extended Hours 10 am – 6 pm – Ooey Gooey Day

Getting messy is a FUNdamental part of growing up. Let’s bring it back to the basics! Experiment with Sharpie tie dye at 11 am, finger paint a masterpiece at 1 pm, mix up an awesome bouncy ball at 3 pm and at 4 pm, build LEGO Brick boats and bridges.

Thursday, April 18 – Building Big

Let’s encourage our children to take risks and build big. Test your limits and help build a giant box castle at 11 am and test your creativity with LEGO Brick building challenges at 1 pm.

Friday, April 19 – Let’s Get Movin’

CNN reports in the last 1.5 years children have spent 59% more time in front of screens. Take a break from the screens and get active. Run through an obstacle course at 11 am, test your balancing skills in a spoon egg race at 1 pm and show off your moves in an exciting dance party at 3 pm.

The Museum will post up-to-date activity schedules and announcements on the museum’s website, http://www.kidsplaymuseum.org, and on the museum’s Facebook page. All programs are included in the daily museum admission of $8.00 per person. Members and children under one are free. For more information on Spring Break activities, contact the Museum at 860-618-7700.

About KidsPlay Children’s Museum:

Founded in 2012, KidsPlay Children’s Museum is a not-for-profit organization that operates over 11,000 square feet of interactive exhibits that spark curiosity and creativity. The Museum currently targets the developmental needs of children ages 1 to 10. KidsPlay provides opportunities for children and their caregivers to share intrinsically memorable, whole family learning experiences and build skills that extend beyond the museum. The Museum enriches the educational landscape for families from across the socio-economic, cultural, and educational spectrum. The

Museum is open to the public Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.kidsplaymuseum.org.

Vision:
A sustainable anchor institution, preparing a diverse community of children to thrive intellectually, socially and emotionally.

Mission:
Provide children with an environment that fosters imagination and creativity through interactive exhibits and play that will deepen their appreciation and understanding of the sciences, the arts and the world around them.

Beliefs:

Hands-On multi-sensory play is a natural mechanism for learning.

Curiosity motivates learning across all fields of study, including, but not limited to: all aspects of science; the visual and performing arts; history and culture; mathematics and health and wellness.

• Pre-academic skills such as perspective taking, sharing, communicating, motor control, and self-control are crucial to lifelong success.
• A safe and stimulating environment should be accessible to children and families across the socio-economic and educational spectrum.

Multicultural literacy informs creative work.

Child/caregiver engagement promotes the exploration of learning concepts and guides discovery.

• A children’s museum is an important part of a strong and vibrant community.

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