If you listen carefully, you can hear the outdoors calling you to play. The birds are chirping, butterflies are fluttering, and bees are buzzing! What better time than now to get outside and get dirty; kids dig dirt!
As Roland Tiango remarked, “The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty.” Children’s museums across the country are encouraging authentic experiences in nature and experiential learning through the use of gardens, mud play, and nature centers. Research has shown that the best way to engage a child’s brain is by having them move their hands. There is no substitute for activities that require you to use both your mind and your body. Savannah Children’s Museum invites you to join us as we embrace kinesthetic learning both through open exploration and our educational programs. While you are participating in nature play, take note of the total sensory experience–physical, cognitive, and social. Ask your child to explain what they are doing and why. This type of conversation in a hands-on learning environment increases critical thinking skills which is necessary to develop the thought-leaders of tomorrow.
We will be at the Earth Day Festival at Daffin Park on Saturday, April 20th! Join us to play, learn, and discover! Who knows what you will find in the rich dirt of our Mobile Garden, maybe even a purple carrot!
As you make your summer plans, please check out our awesome and engaging summer camps. Register online at chsgeorgia.org/ camps.