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Sunday, March 13
It’s time to Spring Forward for Daylight Savings! Today in the museum, we will have activities that help our little ones understand what Daylight Savings is, as well as how we use clocks and numbers to tell time.
Play Purpose: Concept development of directionality, number and color recognition, setting healthy routines, social science through an understanding of time, and gross locomotor development.
Smart Art (on-going): Tick Tock, Rock the Clock >
- Today in the Art Studio we will provide circle paper and number stickers with yarn for the children to make their own clock.
- Using a provocation of how the sun affects the earth during summer solstice, we will explore clay and create our own solar system.
- In our sensory table we will explore magnetic numbers and magnetic tools. While we explore, we will talk about how we relate numbers to the time of day.
Sensational Storytime in Orange Plaza (12noon & 3:30 PM): Maisy’s First Clock > With this sturdy clock book, preschoolers follow their favorite mouse throughout the day—a day much like their own—while learning the basics of telling time on a clock with movable hands. They can also help Maisy make some important decisions: What will she wear? What will she play with in the park? What will she bring with her to bed?
Magnificent Math & Science: Clock Race > There’s no time to waste, so let’s get moving! Join us in the TE for practice identifying the numbers on a clock.
Grown-up Tip: A routine is especially important during daylight savings. Leading up to the moment when we “spring forward,” talk to them about their daily routines – what time they wake up, eat breakfast, go for a walk or to school. In the evening, what time to they eat dinner, bathe, read books, and snuggle. This will help them stay more grounded when the change in circadian rhythm throws them off. Time changes can cause short-term changes within your child’s mood, but your support will help them adjust.
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Included with admission