22 Jun 2011 Conway Corporation employees install early learning trail
Conway Corporation employees created an outdoor interactive early learning trail at the Tucker Creek Walking Trail as a part of United Way’s Week of Action. The trail is geared to help parents, grandparents and caregivers turn excursions into fun learning moments for young children.
Learning happens everywhere a child goes, and the Born Learning Trail is a series of learning activities that any adult can play with young children to boost language and literacy development in outdoor everyday moments.
“Conway Corporation is dedicated to this community. We live here, and so do our children. We’ve always been supporters of education, and we hope the Born Learning Trail will help our community do even more to get kids off to the right start,” Conway Corporation CEO Richard Arnold said.
There are ten signs on the Born Learning Trail, which Conway Corporation employees installed on and around the sidewalk leading to the pavilion at Tucker Creek. Each sign includes words and activities that relate to them. A hopscotch, shapes and ABCs were also painted on the sidewalk and correspond with some of the signs.
For example, Watch! Stop! Learn! Play! encourages the caregiver to follow the child’s lead, building the child’s curiosity and confidence and reinforcing the learning already under way.
“Research tells us our children are literally born learning,” United Way Director Amy Blaylock said. “That means five years of education take place before they ever enter kindergarten. The Born Learning Trail promotes fun and games – important components of early childhood learning. We want to help parents, grandparents use everyday outings – including trips to the Tucker Creek Walking Trail – to support that learning.”
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