Discovery Place Kids Huntersville
March at the Museum is full of reading, writing – and pigs!
A child’s early development of reading and writing is a significant focus for many parents and educators, and with good reason. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the level to which a child advances in reading and writing is one of the best indicators as to whether that child will “function competently in school and go on to contribute actively in society.”
Recognizing that it is never too early to focus on literacy, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville is spending the month of March helping young children advance their reading and writing skills.
To kick things off, the Museum will celebrate the birthday of the legendary children’s author Dr. Seuss on Saturday, March 2. Join us as we celebrate this inspiring author with silliness, rhymes and colorful crafts.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, children can come learn how to write the alphabet and what sound each letter makes as we celebrate the ABCs. On Wednesdays and Fridays, Let’s Get Wordy and expand our vocabulary as we find families of words. In this program, children will discover words that rhyme and learn how to group words.
Children can become Storybook Detectives on the weekends, learning to dissect books and investigate the properties of a story, the sequencing of a story and maybe even draft of story of their own.
Several special programs are scheduled at the Museum this month, too!
On March 1, celebrate National Pig Day with us and learn more about these smart farm animals. (Expand the piggy potential by checking out this month’s Puppet Show – the musical rendition of Three Little Pigs!)
Make masks and string beads as we celebrate Fat Tuesday on March 5. We’ll start off our Mardi Gras with the story Dinosaur Mardi Gras and then we’ll make festive decorations for the holiday.
On March 12, come be a part of Plant a Flower Day. Everyone is invited to become a gardener as we learn more about flowers and our environment. Plus, we’ll plant some flowers of our very own!
Wear green on March 17 as we take part in St. Patrick’s Day fun, including a special story and lots of green crafts.
On March 21, come take part in Absolutely Incredible Kid Day. We’ll be honoring each one of the amazing, incredible and awesome kids who come to the Museum and reminding them that there is only one you in the world.