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Learn & Play: School Support Program

Marbles is committed to serving you and your children throughout the 2020-2021 school year in new and creative ways! In addition to supporting children’s educational needs with ongoing at-home resources, we are rolling out a new in-person program Marbles Learn & Play that offers remote learning support, enriching play experiences, safe social interaction, and physical activity to nurture children’s overall health and well-being during this challenging time. Marbles Learn & Play aligns with local, state and CDC guidelines to provide a safe experience for participants and staff. REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW for August 24 – October 30. 

Early Learners Playtime

Marbles Early Learners Playtime is a half-day, play-based learning program for children ages 3-6. Each day, children participate in circle time, center-based early literacy, math, science, and arts exploration, and play in a museum exhibit. Our goal is to provide an enriching play experience, safe social interaction, and physical activity to nurture children’s overall health and well-being. Learn More.

Racial Equity Resources

Play Unites Communities

Marbles is heartbroken by recent events that highlight the persistent inequities and injustices facing black children and families in our community and across the country. Marbles believes in the power of play to unite communities around building bright futures for children. We believe in the power of play to break down barriers, celebrate diversity and foster friendships. These beliefs shape our commitment to help a community shaken by unrest and racial inequity that impacts us all. Children in our community feel what’s happening and Marbles wants to help. We know that play helps. While the museum is closed, Marbles is providing at-home play resources. Talking helps too, and we’ve compiled resources useful for understanding and talking with children about racial equity and social justice.

Learn from a collection of resources how to talk to your familiy and children about racial equity.

COVID-19 Resources

Facing a health emergency can bring up feelings of stress, uncertainty, and confusion, especially for young children. While we don’t want to overload them with scary information, we can try to answer their questions honestly.

Learn from a collection of resources how to talk about COVID-19 with young children and offer comfort.

Playful parenting tips

Marbles has gathered a collection of playful tips to help through the ups and downs of parenting. Below are few tips to playfully foster meaningful relationships with your child. Learn More.

Playful Parenting Speaker Series

WakeMed Children’s and Marbles Kids Museum are joining forces to bring families a community speaker series sure to inspire a playful approach to childhood challenges and everyday moments that matter. The series will feature a variety of speakers and interactive programs, most for grown-ups only.

Find out how to create more joy, connection, and growth in your family. Learn More.

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