Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham helps families prepare for their child’s first big school experience

Discovery Place KIDS - Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM– Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham is helping young learners get ready for their first big day of school with Countdown to Kindergarten, a FREE community-wide program for rising kindergarteners and their families, on August 7, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas and The Guild of Discovery Place Inc., families will enjoy FREE Museum admission as local community partners offer skill-building activities and information that children will need in preparation for their first day of school. Guests will learn important skills like scissor safety, how to board a real school bus, practice bus safety, and try new readiness skills stationed throughout the Museum, including a special back-to-school Story Time. Families can also meet local kindergarten teachers from Richmond County Schools and visit a mock classroom. Then enjoy a fashion show of school uniform styles provided by Belk.

But don’t worry parents -- the fun isn’t just for the kids! Parental programming opportunities will be available for parents looking for additional information on how to help prepare children for literacy, math and science.

Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham will close at 3:00 p.m. on August 7 for preparations and then will open the doors again at 5:00 p.m. for Countdown to Kindergarten activities. Countdown to Kindergarten is a free event.  For more information, visit discoveryplacekids.org or call 910.997.5266 x300.

About Discovery Place KIDS

Discovery Place KIDS is an innovative model in regional children’s museums developed by Discovery Place, Inc. Discovery Place KIDS is built on the theme of “I CAN” and offers unique opportunities for learning through play for children and their parents or caregivers. For more information about Discovery Place KIDS, call 704.372.6261 or visit discoveryplaceKIDS.org. Connect with Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham on Facebook and Twitter at @DPKRockingham.

Discovery Place, Inc. owns and operates Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum, Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham and is supported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.

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