Born Learning

Everyday life is a learning experience for children.  Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. 

Take your children to the Born Learning Trail at Memorial Park. The Born Learning Trail is a series of learning activities that any adult can play with young children.  Based on the latest early childhood research and approved by national early learning experts through United Way Worldwide, the Born Learning Trail is designed to help adults interactw ith children to boost language and literacy development and to help caregivers understand how to best support early learning in outdoor everyday moments.  There are 10 signs on the Born Learning Trail, each including activities such as Hopscotch and identifying shapes and letters.  Watch! Stop! Learn! Play! Encourages the caregiver to follow the child's lead, building the child's curiosity and confidence. 

Children are constantly learning, right from birth.  Their early years are the foundation for growth and development, and what they learn during those years depends on the experiences they have each and every day.  This is our greatest challenge as caregivers, as well as our greatest opportunity.

How can parents, grandparents and caregivers support learning?  Since children learn in a variety of ways and styles, to achieve developmental milestones the relationship with parents and primary caregivers is essential.  It's a connection that allows for optimum learning.

You can find help here, along with more information, like downloadable tips and tools.