Thu, Apr 18, 2013
FREE event includes PNC’s ‘Mobile Learning Adventure’
Mobile, Ala., April 10, 2013 — Mobile and Baldwin County parents looking for something fun for the kids – and free – can come enjoy the Senior Bowl Family Fun Day at Fairhope Municipal Sporting Park, Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m- 2 p.m. The event will include inflatables, clowns and face painters, as well as free hot dogs and Coke products.
The main attraction will be PNC’s Mobile Learning Adventure -- a free traveling exhibit that helps children ages five and under explores their career dreams, while highlighting the importance of early education.
The hands-on exhibit offers educational games for children to do with their parents on two touch-screen kiosks. Activities include the “When I Grow Up” station, where kids dress up as different professionals and have their picture superimposed on an appropriate background and the “Making Choices” activity board to help children learn about “wants” vs. “needs.” In addition, parents can take home an activity book and a Sesame StreetTM learning kit that demonstrates how to take everyday moments and turn them into learning opportunities.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
What: Experience hands-on activities for children and learn about early childhood education at the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure
When: Saturday, April 13, 2013 10 am- 2 pm
Where: Fairhope Municipal Sporting Park, 701 Volanta Ave., Fairhope, AL
Visuals: - Children dressing as their favorite professionals - including astronaut, ballerina, firefighter or scientist – and posing for a picture superimposed on an appropriate background
- Parents, caregivers and children anxiously anticipating the answers to the questions on the touch-screen kiosks
Why: PNC recognizes that learning in a child's early years is essential for their long-term success. Through Grow Up Great, a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative that began in 2004, PNC helps prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. With a focus on underserved children, Grow Up Great provides the leadership, advocacy, funding, volunteers and educational resources to help families, educators and community partners provide innovative opportunities that enhance children’s learning and development.