Cincinnati Museum Center presents fifth annual Learning Through Play conference on March 2

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Event assembles childhood development experts for parents, educators and children

CINCINNATI – At Cincinnati Museum Center , we know that open-ended, hands-on play is crucial to the development of literacy, life skills and kindergarten readiness. That’s why we’re presenting the fifth annual Learning Through Play conference on March 2. This one-day event brings a broad range of the region’s best childhood development experts under one roof for you to learn how to get the most from your interactions with children.

More than 30 sessions, both adult-only and family-interactive; two forums; and a free information fair make up this year’s event. Families, educators, parents and other childcare professionals are encouraged to attend the conference, which the American Alliance of Museums acknowledged as a national model of community engagement with parents.

This isn’t your typical “conference.” You can bring your kids! We have many family interactive sessions where your children can create art, learn about insects or sing and dance while you learn how these activities are important for your child’s development. New this year is our first-ever family interactive forum. Bring your kids for “Erasing the Bully” by Openheart Creatures. Our family-interactive sessions include presenters from Visionaries & Voices, Growing Sound, Bluegrass for Babies, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Happen, Inc., Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and Beech Acres Parenting Center.

All sessions are OH Approved Step up to Quality Training and KY Approved Early Care and Education Training so educators can earn professional contact hours by attending!

Adult-only sessions include presenters from Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, Cincinnati Nature Center, Adventures Around Cincinnati, 4C for Children, Cincinnati Museum Center and more.

Register today! Discounted early registration is available until February 25, or you can register at the conference on March 2. Sessions range from $10 to $25 and parking is $6. Pre-ordered lunch and discounted museum tickets are also available.

Visit www.cincymuseum.org/learningthroughplay for more information and to register.

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