LITTLEST LEARNERS – AGES 0-3
*Beginning January 2023, Littlest Learners will take place every Wednesday morning, 9:30 am – 10:00 am.
During the first 3 years of your child’s life, an incredible amount of learning is happening! Language is being developed, sense of self is growing, and physical development is blossoming. Children develop the healthiest when they are in environments where they can freely explore and engage with others. By creating exciting and hands-on classes for infants and toddlers (and their caregivers) at our Museum, we will provide young children an opportunity to develop physically, emotionally, and cognitively, as well as build upon their language and literacy development. These are all also components of Colorado’s early learning and development guidelines for infants and young toddlers.
Infants and toddlers are learning and developing every second of every day. Our “Littlest Learners“ classes are designed with your child in mind. Classes will be held in a designated space for just our youngest visitors where children will explore gross motor, fine motor, and cognitive experiences.
For some children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders, a visit to a museum like WOW! is difficult or overstimulating. In 2015, we launched Sensory Friendly Playtime, a low-sensory event where children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders can explore the Museum without the noise, crowds, and stimulation of a typical day. We limit the number of families who can attend, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment such as noise-reducing headphones and weighted vests. When available, occupational therapists or physical therapists are on hand to help facilitate activities, provide resources, and answer questions.