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Partnership supports education

Monday, August 17, 2009

A new educational tool will be available soon for parents wanting to work on the development of their child. (From left) Supt. of Parks Bill Houck measures a potential location for the installation of one of the ten signs for the Born Learning Trail. Park Board President Ruth Ann Jeffries, Park Board Treasurer Linda Messmer and Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center Coordinator Mary Yelton watch and discuss additional locations. [Order this photo]
The United Way of the Wabash Valley, is now in partnership with the Brazil Park Department, supporting early education for young children.

There will soon be an outdoor learning trail at Forest Park around the playground to help parents and caregivers to use with their children. Park employees and community volunteers will be doing the work to install the Born Learning Trail.

The Born Learning Trail allows for a fun, easy way for parents, grandparents and other caregivers to interact with a child to enhance their learning experiences, which is critical for school readiness. A series of 10 signs offering educational games (approved by early childhood education experts) will guide adults on specific ways to create learning games outdoors and suggest tips to be used at home. It targets children 0-8-years-old.

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Much thanks to everyone involved in this project. I am very excited to check this out with my son. Learning in a fun place (what child doesn't like the park) is a wonderful idea and I appreciate the opportunity to help my son learn in this manner. I also want to thank everyone who has kept our park a beautiful, fun place!

-- Posted by Kayk on Wed, Aug 19, 2009, at 2:58 PM

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