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November 5, 2018

Play to Learn

“It’s our first time [at Soar in 4],” Mom says in Spanish, watching in awe as her 2nd grade daughter learns about Indian textiles through a story making activity at the South Florida Museum. The eldest son alternates between encouraging his younger brother and reading information at the museum.

Mom stands back, observing her children with a constant smile. “The whole family is loving every moment; it’s more than just being here together and having fun – the activities are so creative and interactive. The children love coloring, but this goes beyond.” The 2nd grader participated in the “Dive Into Reading” at the South Florida Museum during the summer. Mom emphasized the importance of the summer program and gaining ideas for educational activities for the kids to do during the break. “We work a lot,” she explains “and otherwise the kids are stuck in the house with little to do.” The family looks forward to attending more Soar nights and picking up affordable activities that they can do in the home both during the school year and over the summer. “I especially want to see them engaged while I am working over the summer, so they do not lose what they learned in school.”

A United Way volunteer instructs a 2nd grader student on how to complete an activity about historical textiles while his proud mother looks on.The whole family is loving every moment; it’s more than just being here together and having fun – the activities are so creative and interactive.” The 2nd grader participated in “Dive Into Reading” at the South Florida Museum during the summer.

Accompanying her two brothers and mother, this middle school student enjoys creating her own story. The family looks forward to attending more Soar nights and picking up affordable activities that they can do in the home both during the school year and over the summer.