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Play-to-Learn at Naperville’s Libraries

The DuPage Children’s Museum is on the road with their program “Play-to-Learn.”

They stopped by the Naper Boulevard Library bringing toys and portable versions of their exhibits for children to play with.

There were Tinker Toys for building, a reflection corner to learn symmetry, and a busy box to demonstrate cause and effect, along with other fun exhibits.

The kids learned just from playing – learning that can be reinforced with guidance from their caregiver.

“Using math language, talking about colors, but not so much in a flash card way as it is saying ‘Oh, I see you’re putting that blue square on top of that red triangle’ and so you’re playing and having fun,” said Alix Tonsguard, Early Learning Specialist of the DuPage Children’s Museum, “But you’re giving them the language they need when they go to school.”

The fact that these activities were educational didn’t stop the kids from enjoying them.

To find out about other traveling learning experiences, visit the museum’s website:

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.


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