Looking for some fun, educational family activities in Indianapolis this summer, especially directed at toddlers and tots? Check out the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Preschool, where learning is play and play is learning. Indianapolis children from the ages of three to five can attend preschool classes at the world-famous Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, classes that are designed specifically for their sponge-like young minds.
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The Playscape Preschool at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum
Register your three- to five-year-old toddler for the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Preschool and you’re giving them a gift that will last a lifetime. The little scholars will have fun learning and making friends, while using the great resources of the largest children’s museum in the entire world. Families will participate in monthly family activities and will be encouraged to take part in follow-up activities at home.
Preschool sessions and stand-alone classes
The museum’s preschool sessions offer many different options for your child’s educational enjoyment. Kids can see what kindergarten is really like by attending Back to School, and the Preschool Art Studio teaches various tried and true art techniques. Registration is required, and classes are for kids from age three to five.
The new Indianapolis Children’s Museum Preschool uses the proven principles of Maria Montessori and Reggio Emilia, and the curriculum uses Indiana’s approved early learning guidelines. All teachers are professionals certified in their fields. Classes meet in dedicated classrooms and also utilize galleries throughout the entire museum to provide hands-on, interactive learning experiences to young students.
Classes are held several times a week in the mornings, and run from August 31 through December 10, 2010. Registration is required, and the cost is $20 per three-hour session for members and $25 for non-members.
Call (317) 334-4000 to register before August 24, 2010 or register online here.
Other children’s activities in the museum
Visiting the Children’s Museum is a favorite thing to do in Indianapolis and tops the list of Indianapolis museums for kids. Besides the scheduled Preschool Classes, many other fun activities for children in Indianapolis can be found this summer at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
One such interactive display is the World’s Largest Etch-a-Sketch, which has already come to be a great favorite. Partnering with the Ohio Art Company, makers of the popular drawing toy, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis presents a gargantuan version over eight feet tall. Try moving the knobs and drawing on the six-foot-wide screen with your kid. You’ll both love it! The exhibit ends August 1, 2010, so go soon.
Other great exhibits include Dale Chihuly’s Fireworks of Glass and Dinosphere: Now You’re in Their World®. The Children’s Museum is a nearly 473,000 square-foot facility housing eleven major galleries. It is situated on 19 acres of prime real estate in Indianapolis and presents hundreds of programs and activities each year.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
More information on the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Preschool
For more information about The Children’s Museum visit the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis website.
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