Explore how children learn through play March 3 at Cincinnati Museum Center

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Learning Through Play conference

CINCINNATI – Did you know that children learn through play? It’s true! Playing is one of the most important parts of a child’s development. Not only does it promote physical health and good social skills, it also helps their education. As the premier location in Cincinnati for learning through play, we’re hosting the fourth annual Learning Through Play Conference on Saturday, March 3. Join us to learn how you can use play to get the most from your interactions with children!

Learning Through Play is a unique, one-day event with 28 sessions to choose from including Family Interactive and Adult Only Sessions. We bring the experts to you with knowledgeable presenters including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Happen, Inc., Beech Acres Parenting Center, Signing Safari and Cincinnati Museum Center.

An exciting new forum presented by Adventures Around Cincinnati called Making Memories with your Children offers great ideas for getting out of the house with your family and discovering hidden gems in the Cincinnati area. Before you go, stop by the free information fair to browse, talk and learn with local organizations devoted to educating and supporting young learners and families.

Families – Bring your little ones to the Family Interactive Sessions and learn together! Sessions include The Science of Toys, Learning Through Music, Baby Unplugged, Power of Music and Develop, Discover and Dance.

Educators – Earn professional contact hours by attending Adult Only Sessions with topics such as: Approaches to Teaching Science, Teaching Environmental Conservation and Facilitating Language and Literacy in Preschool-Aged Children. All Adult Only and Family Interactive Sessions are approved for Ohio Step Up to Quality hours and by Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Parents – Join us for Adult Only Sessions and you’ll walk away with great tips on Building Better Reading Skills, Raising Kids to be Self-Disciplined, Play and Language Development and Science Experiments on a Budget.

Register today! Discounted early registration is available until February 24, or you can register at the conference on March 3. Sessions range from $10 to $25 and parking is $6. Pre-ordered lunch and discounted museum tickets are also available. Put your new Learning Through Play tips into action and visit the museums until 5 p.m. Stop by The Goddard School’s “Let’s Play Café” in Duke Energy Children’s Museum for captivating activities. The Goddard School is a Presenting Partner for Learning Through Play.

Visit www.cincymuseum.org/learningthroughplay or leave a message on the Learning Through Play hotline at (513) 287-7000 ext.7205 for more information and to register.

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