For the tenth consecutive year, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and Talking Stick Resort have joined forces to present School House Prep month.
For the month of July, the museum will host a diverse array of hands-on activities tailored to suit even the youngest of visitors. From engaging storytelling sessions to immersive reading experiences, there is an abundance of opportunities for children to explore colors, shapes, letters and numbers before embarking on their school adventures. Some of the exciting activities featured in the program include:
Color Match: This captivating concentration game challenges children to match different pictures with corresponding colors.
KIDchen: After-School Snacks: Kids will learn how to whip up their own delicious after-school treats, encouraging independence and culinary creativity.
Shape Collages: Through this interactive exercise, children will familiarize themselves with various shapes while showcasing their artistic skills to create captivating collages.
Awakening Creativity - Music: This unique program is designed to introduce toddlers to rhythm, beat, pitch and audiation. Children will learn how to use music for emotional self-regulation and do some schoolhouse prep with shapes, colors and number songs.
Awakening Creativity - Dance: Children will explore different genres of dance in many fun themes, allowing them to express themselves through imaginative play and creative movement. This program is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers, fostering physical development through muscle growth and fostering emotional development.
Sort & Count Bottles: Children practice their numbers by sorting and counting with pom poms.
This special event not only allows young visitors to indulge in the museum's usual playtime offerings, but also provides them with an opportunity to participate in literacy and school readiness programs designed to prepare children for their educational journey.
All of these enriching programs are offered for free with a paid museum admission of $17 per person. Members and children under the age of one are free. Due to limited availability, reservations are required at check in.
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is located at 215 N. 7th Street in downtown Phoenix. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more at ChildrensMuseumOfPhoenix.org.