Every day is a learning experience for children.
Children are born learning, and grow and develop through experiences that they
have each and every day.
To encourage early learning, the best thing parents and caregivers can
do is engage children in play. Play is an important way for children to learn
about their world. You can turn everyday activities at home such as laundry,
meals and bedtime into learning experiences. Play a matching game with clean
socks as you put away laundry. Count the number of green beans left on the
plate with your child. Ask your child to identify characters in picture books
as you read a bedtime story. Traveling
in the car, riding on the bus or even walking through your neighborhood can be
educational. Being out and about in the grocery store, library, and playground
also exposes children to many learning opportunities.
Born Learning campaign is designed specifically to help young children prepare
for school. It provides parents and other caregivers tips, advice and
activities to create quality early learning opportunities for young children. To print out those tips and activities, click here.
Born Learning Trails are just one of those activities. They
offer outdoor learning games that build pre-literacy skills critical to school
readiness, making the most of your child’s playtime. Children can play while
learning basic skills. You can find Born Learning Trails at Thomas Park in
Lafayette Parish, Dorsey/Donlon Park in Lafayette Parish, Beaullieu Park in Lafayette Parish, Heymann Park in Lafayette Parish, Park Williams in St. Martin Parish, Hensgens Park in Acadia,
Brown Park in Lafayette
Parish, the UL Daycare Center in Lafayette Parish and Gertie Huntsberry Park in Vermilion Parish.
The Born Learning campaign is sponsored by United Way, the Ad
Council and Civitas. For more information about Born Learning, click here.