Exploration Station is a new program being offered for children at the Wausau Headquarters Library beginning this September. It is a hands-on curriculum based class for preschool children ages 4-6 that features rotating lab activities in the core areas of math, science, reading, and writing. It is a participatory class where a child and his/her parent/caregiver work together as a team. It is not a storytime.
Each class begins with a discussion and stories about the theme and then breaks into smaller groups that rotate to lab stations to complete activities at each of the 5 stations. Children spend 5-6 minutes at each station. Caregivers are given the tools that they need to create a dialogue with the child about what is being learned and experienced. A craft related to theme is included in each session. At the end of class groups discuss what they have learned.
Classes are listed below. Register both you and your child (715-261-7220) for one class or all. Class size is limited to 25 teams of parent/caregiver and child.
Exploration Station Classes-- Fall/Winter 2013
- September 11 Writing
- October 9 Math
- November 13 Science
- December 11 Reading
Exploration Station Classes--Winter /Spring Sessions 2014
- January 8 Writing
- February 12 Math
- March 12 Science
- April 9 Reading