The Scott Family Amazeum believes children are naturally curious and have a built-in drive to ask questions. Our Early Learner programs create a play environment that allows for young children (and their caregiver) to engage their natural curiosity, build on skills they already have, and take on new challenges.
Studio Grow is designed just for early learners six years and younger and their families. Studio Grow's 1,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space contains hands-on, playful, open-ended, child-led activities that are a perfect fit for kiddos and caregivers. In order to create a safe, healthy, interactive learning experience, the Amazeum's safety requirements apply while exploring Studio Grow.
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Unable to visit Studio Grow in person? Bring Studio Grow to your house with Play Kits! Inside each Play Kit box, the Amazeum's Early Learner team has carefully crafted activities and supplies for children and their caregiver to explore the world of STEAM. From creativity with color to mixology with household tools, it's a journey to the developmental world of early childhood, but with our Amazeum classic flair. We've developed kits with some of our favorite activities for early learners. Kits can be purchased at the Amazeum's Curiosity Corner, online or in-person. Call 479-696-9280 x6 for curbside service.
Partners in Play is designed especially for children ages 6 and younger to explore, play and discover with their adult caregiver. Partners in Play is a drop-in program that embraces children's natural curiosity and develops an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Be curious and investigate together as play partners!
To foster a safe and healthy play experience, a limited number of individualized Play Baskets are available during Partners in Play program times at the entrance of Studio Grow. An Amazeum educator will give you a Play Basket based upon your child's age. You and your early learner can explore the Play Basket together as a fun way to enhance your Studio Grow experience. Play Baskets include all the supplies needed to complete your discoveries- no sharing required! Once you are done exploring, return the Play Basket to an Amazeum educator. We will clean and sanitize each Play Basket.
Monthly themes build your child's sense of wonder and playfulness as you engage together in curiosity and hands-on discovery. Monthly theme for October: Construction Zone! Grab your hammers and hard hats - it's time to play! Join us as we learn all about simple machines and tools as we construct our playtime.
Partners in Play is included in daily admission and Amazeum membership. No additional fee or registration necessary to participate.
Limited number of Play Baskets for Partners in Play are available at 9-11am on Mondays and Saturdays and 10am-12pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Little Tinkers family workshops in the 3M Tinkering Hub invite adults and children to be innovative thinkers and problem-solvers as they work together creating, building, and trying new things. Creativity flows as you and your early learner explore tools and tinker with materials. A new theme is explored the 2nd Saturday each month.
Family workshop for children 3-6 years old and one adult caregiver. We recommend no more than 3 children per adult. Adult, age 18 or older, must accompany child during the workshop.
In order to create a safe, healthy, interactive learning experience, the current CDC safety requirements apply while participating in Little Tinkers. Each workshop has limited capacity to allow families to physically distance during the workshop.
Amazeum members: $10 per child, $10 per adult caregiver
Non-members: $12 per child, $12 per adult caregiver
Advanced registration and payment required.
|Nov 13, 2021||9-10:30 am||Keep It Together
Children make connections as they play with a variety of loose parts. Little Tinkers and their adult play partners will explore materials such as string, yarn, and laces, while they gain new knowledge and problem-solving skills by wrapping, weaving, tying and taping.
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|Dec 11, 2021||9-10:30 am||Strike Up the Band
The air will be filled with the sound of music as Little Tinkers and adults explore simple sound investigations with common materials and objects. Making music, such as tapping, clapping, bouncing and dancing, can help Little Tinkers enhance fine and large motor skills.
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|Jan 8, 2022||9-10:30 am||Winter Wearables
Little Tinkers grab some glue and strike a pose! Get runway ready as we create our very own winter wearables using cardboard and plastic in unique ways.
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Are you an early childhood teacher or provider? Are you looking for high-quality professional development to gain new skills and teaching techniques for incorporating play, STEAM, and literacy into your classroom? You've come to the right place! The Amazeum provides workshops specifically designed for early childhood education. Check out our workshops by clicking here.