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Play-based science learning activities: engaging adults and children with informal science learning for preschoolers

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>06/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Science Communication
Issue number3
Volume37
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)405-414
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date26/02/15
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Informal science learning opportunities for preschool children are relatively rare in the United Kingdom. An outreach project was set up to provide accessible, public science-based play learning activity sessions for preschool (0-5 years) children, accompanied by accessible scientific background information for adults. Events run in northwest England have been well attended, with positive feedback. These experiences indicate that parents/carers and children benefit from accessing such opportunities and that public facilities such as local libraries provide ideal spaces for presenting them.