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For Educators and Parents March 12, 2016 Cincinnati Museum Center Look inside for sessions that are... OH Approved Professional Development KY Approved Early Care and Education Training

Presented by Duke Energy Children’s Museum Presenting Partner:

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cincymuseum.org/learningthroughplay

Presenting Partner

Additional Support for the Activities of Duke Energy Children’s Museum

ECSITE Teacher Support

The Andrew Jergens Foundation

Promotional Partner

With the support and assistance of

Participating Partner

Cincinnati Union Bethel

Register at cincymuseum.org/learningthroughplay

Schedule 8 a.m.

Registration and Information Fair Open

9 a.m.

Parent & Teacher Sessions

10:45 a.m.

Parent & Teacher Sessions

Noon

Lunch Break

1 p.m.

Parent & Teacher Sessions

2:45 p.m.

Parent & Teacher Sessions

3:30 p.m.

Registration Closes

4 p.m.

Conference and Information Fair End

In addition, a variety of organizations that offer services for educators will be on hand at our free Community Information Fair in the Rotunda from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration Early Bird Registration ends Feb. 26 Day-of Registration March 12

$15/session $20/session

For more information about discounts for groups of 8 or more adults, call the Learning Through Play Hotline at (513) 287-7000, ext. 7205. Pre-Registration Discounted Museum Tickets Now that you know all about learning through play…it’s time to play! Stay until 5 p.m. and visit Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati History Museum and the Museum of Natural History & Science for only $8.50 per person. Lunch Options If all this learning makes you hungry, stop by the Café for a snack or some lunch! Skip the lines by pre-ordering your meal at cincymuseum.org/learningthrougplay. Pre-ordered lunch options: Learning Through Play Boxed Lunches: $10 per lunch Turkey Sandwiches: Turkey, Swiss, Lettuce & Tomato on Wheat Bread Ham Sandwiches: Ham, Cheddar, Lettuce & Tomato on White Bread Veggie Wrap All pre-ordered lunches include: Individual Bag of Chips, Pasta Salad & Oreo Cookies 8oz Dasani Bottled Water and are subject to 7% sales tax. A Tip From Parking $6 per vehicle – cash or credit accepted #1 Metro bus stops at Museum Center Visit sorta.com for Metro schedule.

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Program Descriptions OH Approved Professional Development, KY Approved Early Care and Education Training

A An Education in Life Skills

Presented by Catherine Perlson, Linden Grove School Children with exceptionalities are faced with academic and daily living challenges. Gain an understanding of “Life Skills,” how they are incorporated into functional academics, as well as the tools needed for children to thrive and develop independence.

B Anxiety 101: Overview and Practical Tools for Families

Presented by Jennifer Wikette, Beech Acres Parenting Center Gain insight into the symptoms of anxiety and discover practical tools that families can utilize to assist children with anxiety-related symptomology.

C Approaches to Teaching Science

Presented by Tony Lawson and Karen Venetian, Cincinnati Museum Center Adults and kids alike learn in different ways. Experience three hands-on, inquiry-based approaches you can use with your students to help them engage with science.

D Buffering the Bumps

Kimberly Porter MA, Beech Acres Parenting Center Wondering how to help kids thrive amidst the bumps and bruises of life? Explore ways to nurture resilience, healthy emotional and social development and self-regulation in your children and students.

E Engaging Your Child in Nature Play

Presented by Rachel Konerman, Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center, and Tisha Luthy, Cincinnati Nature Center Playing outside in nature is critical to healthy development. We’ll discuss the most current research surrounding natural play and introduce practical ideas for your child’s everyday life.

F Science Experiments on a Budget

Presented by Brian Pollock, Museum of Natural History and Science Don’t let science experiments break your budget! Discover inexpensive ways to create science experiments at home and in the classroom.

G Stop Bullying Behaviors BEFORE They Start

Presented by Beth Nowak, Giving Families Learn how to help your children steer clear of bullying behavior by encouraging them to develop a sense of purpose, increased self-esteem and the ability to be compassionate and empathetic.

H Adapting Play: Play and Learning with Children Who Have Physical Limitations

Presented by Jennie Webbink and Jessica Hamilton, Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Play is necessary for learning, but what happens when a child has special physical needs that make it difficult for him or her to play with friends and family? Explore playing with children who have special needs and discover tips for adapting play material so everyone can participate!

I Designing Spaces to Promote Nature Play

Presented by Eve Smallwood, Cincinnati Nature Center and Rachel Konerman, Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center Natural Playscapes are a safe and economical way for adults to provide unstructured nature play for children. Bring pictures or drawings of your outdoor area to share and leave with ideas to “playscape” your space.

J Reflecting on Identity

Presented by Russell Ihrig and Mary Claire Angle, Cincinnati Art Museum Draw inspiration from Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection and help students reflect on their own identities and respond to their reflections through mixed-media collage.

K Remote Control Kids

Presented by Renee Mattson, Child in Bloom Help children regulate by using visual reminders straight from a remote control…Fast Forward, Rewind and more. These tips and tools will help children regulate their emotions and responses.

A Tip From

We know that when adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts. Be a good example and buckle up for every ride. Be sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up, too.

L Sensory Friendly: The How To’s and What Not To Do’s

A Tip From

Presented by Catherine Perlson, Linden Grove School Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have sensory issues that limit access to their communities. Understand what sensory needs entail and how to find ways to include those that experience them.

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M Science Process Skills

Presented by Tony Lawson and Karen Venetian, Cincinnati Museum Center Children young and old use the same skills when solving scientific problems. Experience them in this workshop that will help you foster children’s interest and success in science.

N When to Call for Help…Understanding Your Children’s Behaviors

Presented by Sharidon Wolz, LISW-S, Beech Acres Parenting Center Learn techniques and tools that contribute to a child’s ability to communicate and express themselves through the power of play. Gain basic knowledge of different mental health diagnoses, as well as how children’s behaviors and emotions can be impacted in this workshop.

O Harness the Power of Music to Enhance Learning

Presented by Eliana Corredor, MusicTime Studio Music can improve children’s focus, attention, speech, transitions and daily activities. Discover how to use music and movement at home or in the classroom while having fun and making emotional connections.

P Jump to It! Materials to Monitor Child Development

Presented by Stephanie Weber and Allison Barnard, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Identify red flags and developmental concerns with information and materials presented from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” campaign, and learn to recognize the differences between developmental screening and developmental monitoring.

Q Keep Your Toddler Learning!

Presented by Tina Spaulding, CET Toddlers are constantly on the move and every second is an opportunity to learn! Help them engage with math, science, social-emotional and movement through activities that have maximum impact for early learners.

R Little Kids with Great Big Emotions

Presented by Renee Mattson, Child in Bloom Help children read others’ expressions and use socially-appropriate cues to express and deal with their emotions.

S Make it Happen!

Presented by Tommy Rueff, Happen, Inc. Expand your knowledge of resources for creative projects that combine science and art, and leave with a “Happen-Take it to the Classroom” bag filled with great ideas and materials for your classroom.

T MakerSpace Petting Zoo

Presented by Ella Mulford, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Maker spaces are opportunities for children to explore and work with emerging technologies. Experiment with Makey Makeys, LittleBits, Cubelets, MOSS Robotics and Google Cardboard and discover activities to try with these new technologies.

U Play Your Way to Math Success

Presented by Heidi Kloos, Ph.D, Children’s Cognitive Research Lab, University of Cincinnati Math competence affects academic standing, career trajectories and even self-image. Overcome your own fear or dislike of math and help prevent children from giving up on becoming a math whiz.

V The ABCs and Science of Behavior

Presented by Renee Mattson, Child in Bloom There is a science to behavior! Discover the most common causes of behavioral challenges and what you can do before and after to encourage positive behavior.

W Building Vocabulary

Presented by Tina Spaulding, CET Awake the wordsmith in young children by identifying ways to increase vocabulary through context and observation, as well as prior knowledge, providing appropriate learning experiences for students.

X Having Difficult Conversations: Talking to Families about Developmental Concerns

Presented by Stephanie Weber and Ashley Luebrecht, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Receive information on developmental milestones for children up to five years old and discuss and practice effective strategies for sharing developmental concerns with parents through role-playing.

Programs Want to know which sessions are appropriate for your child or students’ ages? Use the chart below to guide your choices and mark sessions of interest.

Elementary

Preschoolers



Toddlers

Designed For Parents/Teachers of… Infants

Interested?

OH Approved Professional Development, KY Approved Early Care and Education Training

A

An Education in Life Skills

9 to 10:15 a.m.

B

Anxiety 101: Overview and Practical Tools for Families

9 to 10:15 a.m.

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x

C

Approaches to Teaching Science

9 to 10:15 a.m.

x

x

D

Buffering the Bumps

9 to 10:15 a.m.

x

E

Engaging Your Child in Nature Play

9 to 10:15 a.m.

F

Science Experiments on a Budget

9 to 10:15 a.m.

G

Stop Bullying Behaviors BEFORE They Start

9 to 10:15 a.m.

H

Adapting Play: Play and Learning with Children Who Have…

10:45 a.m. to Noon

x

x

x

I

Designing Spaces to Promote Nature Play

10:45 a.m. to Noon

x

x

x

J

Reflecting on Identity

10:45 a.m. to Noon

K

Remote Control Kids

10:45 a.m. to Noon

L

Sensory Friendly: The How To’s and What Not To Do’s

10:45 a.m. to Noon

M

Science Process Skills

10:45 a.m. to Noon

x

x

N

When to Call for Help…Understanding Your Children’s…

10:45 a.m. to Noon

x

x

O

Harness the Power of Music to Enhance Learning

1 to 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 to 4 p.m.

x

x

x

P

Jump to It! Materials to Monitor Child Development

1 to 2:15 p.m.

x

x

x

Q

Keep Your Toddler Learning!

1 to 2:15 p.m.

x

R

Little Kids with Great Big Emotions

1 to 2:15 p.m.

x

S

Make it Happen!

1 to 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 to 4 p.m.

x

T

Maker Space Petting Zoo

1 to 2:15 p.m.

x

U

Play Your Way to Math Success

1 to 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 to 4 p.m.

V

The ABCs and Science of Behavior

2:45 to 4 p.m.

W

Building Vocabulary

2:45 to 4 p.m.

X

Having Difficult Conversations: Talking to Families…

2:45 to 4 p.m.

x

x

x

x x

x

x

x x

x

x x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

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Learning Through Play for Families Sunday, March 13

Parents and their children can learn though play together! Experience the fun with your kids at Learning Through Play for Families. Explore the museums and look for special programs inside Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Cincinnati History Museum and the Museum of Natural History & Science. Visit with Beech Acres Parenting Center, who will lead drop-in activities to help children develop mindfulness; and discover ways to build five minutes of play each day into your family’s busy schedule. Miss Meghan will demonstrate how to grow a lot of food in a small space with aeroponics. Register for one of our engaging family sessions where your little one can explore nature in an urban setting, sing and dance, practice rhyming words and build important math skills. Visit with local organizations serving families in our Community Information Fair. To learn more or to register, visit www.cincymuseum.org/learningthroughplay

Learn through play all year-round at Cincinnati Museum Center! Visit cincymuseum.org to find experiences that ignite the mind.

Duke Energy Children’s Museum Presents

Mini Makers

Mini Makers are a chance to do new, fun and creative things. These interactive family workshops are designed for 5 -10 year olds and provide an enriching experience for the whole family.

Duke Energy Children’s Museum Presents

Sprouts Institute

Our panel of Early Childhood Consultants provides enriching experiences for the whole family! These interactive workshops are designed for infants to 6-year-olds.

Summer Day Camps

Registration is now open for Summer Day Camps! Camps begin in June for children in kindergarten through 8th grade and include a variety of opportunities to engage with science, history, technology, and other topics.

Birthday Parties

Choose from nine educational party themes for children ages 1 to 12. We’ll provide the decorations, utensils, cake, juice

and a gift for the birthday child while you just sit back and relax!

Overnights

Calling children ages 7-15! Grab your sleeping bag and pillow for a night at the museum to find out what really happens after dark!

Learn through play 363 days a year when you become a Museum Center Member! Visit cincymuseum.org for more information.