Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children 3 to 5 years old, is scheduled for two Fridays in March at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The one-hour programs, offered at no charge, introduce young children to the natural world around them with sensory experiences, while reinforcing colors, shapes, math and fine motor skills. When possible, sessions include outdoor time.
Programs run from 10-11 a.m. There is a minimum enrollment of six and a maximum of 12 children. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver and pre-registration is required. To register for classes or for more information, call 620-566-1456 or the toll-free number, 877-243-9268.
This year’s programs start with “The Great Cover Up” on Friday, March 2. Children will investigate fur, feathers, scales and skin, with help from KWEC’s animals. They’ll hear a story, make an animal coverings chart and participate in activities. Preregister by Feb. 28.
Children will discover the different ways animals eat, during “Mouths and More” on March 23. Through stories, activities and crafts, they’ll learn how animals eat using various models. Preregister by March 21.