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Young Scholars


An interactive class for curious 3- and 4-year-olds and their caregivers
on the campus of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School

Do you have an inquisitive 3 or 4 year old? Are you interested in exposing your child to early literacy and understanding through art and song? Join us for TJ’s Young Scholars program, designed to focus on school readiness skills and fun through crafts, songs, and read-aloud.

Learning With Legos: Thursday, June 28, 2-3 p.m.
Join us for hands-on learning with Legos. Legos provide many opportunities for childhood development including advances in motor skills, spatial skills, language development, and problem solving ability. In this Young Scholars session, students will use Legos to learn about volume, quantity, symmetry, and patterns. Students will also work with their parents to build literacy skills and construct their own Lego creations.

Forts and Mazes: Friday, August 3, 3-4 p.m.
Join us for an hour of student led hands-on learning! Designing forts and mazes takes a special kind of imagination. In this Young Scholars session, students and parents are invited to design artful and livable forts using either the fort building kit – Toobeez - or giant, light weight packing boxes. Your child will build social skills such as teamwork, cooperation, sharing, and collaboration as they work with their parents and other participants while also sharpening pre-math abilities such as spatial awareness, symmetry, and balance. Each student will also receive a kit with all of the material necessary to create their very own hand-held marble maze.

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