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Flat Stanley's Adventure at CMOL
The basic principle of The Flat Stanley Project is to connect your child, with other children from the museum participating in the Project by sending the museum "flat" visitors, created by the children, through the mail or simply bringing into the museum on Thursdays to post. Kids then talk about, track, and write about their flat character's journey and adventures. Although similar to a pen-pal activity, Flat Stanley is actually much more enriching-children don't have to wonder where to begin or what to write about. The children will already have a mutual friend, Flat Stanley. Writing and learning becomes easier, flows naturally, and tends to be more creative. This is what teachers call an "authentic" literacy project, in that kids are inspired to write of their own passion and excitement about the project, and given the freedom to write about many things through the rubric of the Flat Stanley character
Jenise will be here on Thursdays at 10am for a Stanley experience. She will hand out Flat Stanley’s to visitors, mount any incoming Stanley’s on the” Museum Map”, read stories about Stanley, and lead the group in discussions. Children share with everyone, where his or her Stanley has been and what he has been doing.
This is a free program with museum admission.
More About Children's Museum In Oak Lawn
The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is a place where children can enjoy learning through fun and exciting exhibits. It opened in the summer of 2009. Museum programs and activities are created according to the Illinois Learning Standards which are also required in local school curriculum.