Town Topics: Variety of YWCA Princeton Summer Activities Available for Young Children Through Age 12

The YWCA in Princeton, NJ describes their summer programs, which will include the #KIBOrobot for kids between the ages of 4-8. Their summer programs will include activities to engage key areas of development, including social, emotional, physical, and cognitive and to promote learning, encourages social skills, sharing, and respect for others.

Where KIBO fits in:

“The weekly programs offer themed activities geared to specific ages. For example,“EXPRESS YOURSELF and Robotics Enrichment are two different summer programs that are for children between ages 4 and 8. There may be some occasional overlap in activities, but in general, EXPRESS YOURSELF is definitely more art and creative project-focused, and Robotics is more science and technology-based.

“The hands-on educational approach engages young children to learn STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concepts through play and creative self-expression.

In EXPRESS YOURSELF Through Art, Music, and Dance, children will brainstorm and explore weekly themed activities and techniques in robotics. YWCA Princeton uses the KIBO curriculum by KinderLab, a research-based curriculum with 20 years of early child development research.

Activities may include arts and crafts, experiments, puzzles, robotics, hula hoops, and reading aloud, adds O’Shea. Painting and activities with shapes (such as picking up small hoops on the lawn) are also included.”

Learn more about their use of KIBO and how you can easily add KIBO to your summer programs!

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