For educators and families

At Cincinnati Museum Center, we know that open-ended, hands-on play is crucial to the development of your students' literacy, life skills and kindergarten readiness.

Learning Through Play for Educators

Saturday, March 23

Join us for Learning Through Play Educator Day and discover how to get the most from interactions with your students.

Choose from many hands-on sessions and visit vendors in our free information fair. Sessions are Kentucky Approved Early Care and Education Trainings and Ohio Approved Professional Development Trainings. Earn up to 5.5 professional development hours. Sessions are led by professionals from Cincinnati Museum Center, 4C for Children, CET/ThinkTV, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and others.

Available sessions will include include:

  • Science Process Skills: Experience, identify and understand six science skills children should develop to become successful science learners.
  • Raising Questions: Stimulate curiosity and elicit questions that can lead your students in investigations.
  • STEM Everywhere, Every Day: Explore resources and strategies that engage children in age-appropriate, STEM-related activities that connect to everyday routines.
  • Sensory Is More Than Ooey Gooey: Discover the benefits of utilizing sensory materials with young children by creating toys and sensory items using recycled, reusable and inexpensive materials.
  • … and more!

Learning Through Play for Families

Saturdays in April

Grown-ups and their children can learn and play together! Experience the fun with your kids at Learning Through Play for Families.

Explore the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and Cincinnati History Museum. Visit with community partners, who will lead drop-in activities to help you and your children develop important skills while playing. Look for different activities at each of the Learning Through Play Family Days.