Did you know that scientists estimate that there are over 7 million species of animals in the world? And even that number is open for discussion, since it is a difficult task to actually count and categorize all the different kinds of animals we share the earth with.
As we start our theme of Curious Creatures this month at KidsPlay, take some time to visit How Many Animals Are There in the World? at Wonderopolis to get your childrens’ brains buzzing about the sheer number and variety of animal species on Earth (and working some real-life math skills into their day). Then come in for a visit to explore the world of animals during our programs all month long.
P.S. I’ve heard that Action Wildlife in Goshen, CT, has two new baby zebras in their petting zoo. This would be a great time to visit, as they have generously agreed to donate their admissions on September 14th (rain date - September 15th) to benefit KidsPlay. You can enjoy a fun day learning about their unique collection of animals from around the world while helping KidsPlay at the same time! Tickets can be purchased in person, at the museum, or online.
View our September Calendar
Author Study: Eric Carle
Storywalk: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Saturday, September 14
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Raindate: Sunday, September 15
Enjoy a fun day at Action WildLife benefitting KidsPlay!
Purchase tickets in person at KidsPlay, by phone (860-605-3027), or online!
Building with Home Depot
Friday, September 20
Join our friends from The Home Depot for some fun building with kits!
Read and Relax with Brady
September 4 and 11
Spend time with Heidi and her therapy dog, Brady, in our Literacy Tree House.
Thursday, September 19
Join Executive Director Judy McElhone from the Five Points Gallery on a visual literacy art adventure featuring a walking field trip to the gallery.
Child and Caregiver Weekly Programs
Basic Overview (Individual weeks will vary slightly - check out our weekly posts!)
Children and their caregivers participate in interactive fun using stories, songs, and poems.
Bilingual Story Time: Interactiva usuando historias, canciones, y poemas en espanol y ingles. All are welcome!
Maker Stories: Discover stories about the joys and challenges of making your own creations.
Story & More!: Climb into the Story Nest to share a book or two. Explore words, titles, and pictures, too!
Tales with Humphry: Humphry loves to read! Do you?
Tree House Tales: Enjoy a story with a guest reader in the Literacy Tree House.
Other Child and Caregiver Programs
Caregivers’ Circle: Meet, relax, and share while children engage in playful learning experiences in our program room.
Exhibit Exploration: KidsPlay’s exhibits are designed to instill a sense of wonder, stimulate learning, and develop key skills. Investigate exhibits within the museum and unlock new and enriching learning experiences.
Kids in Motion: Play fun and exciting games that will get you moving!
Kids on Stage: Hop on the Stage for dramatic play inspired by the wonders of our world.
Messy Art Studio: Use your imagination to make messy creations using a variety of art mediums.
Maker Lab: Explore with us as you tinker and create with both materials and ideas.