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Opening Discussion

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” up=”5″ down=”19″][vc_column_text]In order for children to understand why an experience matters to them, it is helpful to first present it in a real-world context. This is simply a 2–5 minute introduction to the topic to be covered. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”13″ down=”0″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”15561″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” qode_css_animation=”” link=”http://demo.qodeinteractive.com/bridge66/our-team/”][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”24″ down=”0″][vc_column_text]

Doing the Activity

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” up=”5″ down=”19″][vc_column_text]After you have set the context, present the challenge and materials and send the children off to engage in the activity for 10–20 minutes, usually in teams of 2–4 children. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”13″ down=”0″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”15562″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” qode_css_animation=”” link=”http://demo.qodeinteractive.com/bridge66/programmes/”][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”24″ down=”0″][vc_column_text]

Let’s Talk About It

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” up=”5″ down=”19″][vc_column_text]This is the key component to the KIDS Afterschool activities. It is at this moment, when many teams are just starting to have success but are not at the point of completion, that you should break to have children share their experiences so far.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”13″ down=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”parallax” parallax_content_width=”in_grid” text_align=”left” background_image=”15571″ full_screen_section_height=”no” section_height=”456″][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-2 vc_col-md-8 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”72″ down=”0″][vc_column_text]What Parents Sa

Bubbles

Blowing bubbles is more than just a whole lot of fun—by engaging in this activity, your children will be building important scientific skills like observation, tool use, generating questions, reporting their discoveries to others and more.

Bridges

Design engineering is a great way to teach kids problem solving, teamwork, materials and tool use and the design process in general. In this activity, your students will also learn about structures and strong shapes used in structural design.

Suminagashi

Suminagashi, Japanese for “ink-floating,” is a paper marbling technique that was practiced in Japan as early as the 12th century. Creating these beautifully marbled pieces of paper encourages children to relax, focus and observe the changing swirls in front of them. You will be amazed by the beautiful results!

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