“The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” – Robert Maynard Hutchins
The Santa Clarita Public Libraries realize the role that curiosity and discovery play in learning and we are now offering a program known as the Curiosity Machine that is offered at both the Valencia and the Old Town Newhall Libraries. The Valencia Library’s program takes place on the first Thursday of the month from 4pm-5:30pm and the Old Town Newhall Library’s program is held on the third Thursday of every month from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
Why should children between the ages 7 to 12 come and join us at Curiosity Machine? Well, it gives them the opportunity to tackle exciting engineering challenges which encourage the use of hands-on learning. If you are anything like me, you learn more by doing things rather than by just reading, watching or hearing about it. In the simplest terms, hands-on learning means that one is learning by doing.
The activities that take place in the Curiosity Machine encourages as well as gives an opportunity for children to practice the engineering process which consists of asking, imagining, planning, creating and then improving. This is the kind of total learning experience allows children to expand their critical thinking skills, boosts independent thinking and is really fun.
So come on by and help us build and discover together! Until then, check out some of the towers which were built at the Valencia Library’s last program.