The SoundKids curriculum is an interdisciplinary collaboration between science, reading, math and art. This combination nurtures students’ creativity, academic skills and curiosity all at the same time. Each hands-on session of SoundKids focuses on:
Science: By examining and sorting shells, making brackish water, and experiencing a hands-on encounter with animals, children will use their senses to compare and contrast, and make observations and predictions.
Math: Counting, sorting and recognizing the value of numbers are important skills students need to master early on. From counting the legs on a Horseshoe Crab to sorting and counting shells, each session contains multiple math components to help increase mathematical literacy.
Art: Concentrating on the day’s theme, students will exercise their creativity by using different colors, textures and materials to craft a related project. Displayed projects then stand as a reminder to the children of the animal or concept learned that day.
Reading: Stimulating the students’ minds and imaginations through investigations of fictional stories, students are read to out loud as a group. Books focus on an animal from the local environment, a specific adaptation or a coastal habitat relative to the session.