KidZone: University Center for Language and Literacy
A Bear Hunt for Language and Literacy
Tuesday, June 13 @ 5pm KidZone Tent
Children can come to the KidZone tent for an interactive reading experience of Michael Rosen’s well-loved children’s book, We Are Going on a Bear Hunt, as we recreate a bear hunt starting at 5 pm. Then, stay for a hands-on activity for everyone to enjoy.
The University Center for Language and Literacy will also be on hand to educate families about aphasia. Most people likely know someone who has aphasia, but may not be familiar with that specific term. Aphasia is a language disorder caused by a stroke or head injury that can take away a person’s ability to speak, understand, read, and/or write—sometimes isolating them from the rest of the world. Visitors can move through the stations to experience first-hand what that can be like and learn tips on how to interact with people with aphasia. Also, the whole family can take part in a music therapy experience while learning how music and language are connected.
An interactive area for our youngest festival-goers, the KidZone tent provides a fun and safe area for children and their parents to discover and explore a wide variety of hands-on activities with different community partners. From learning karate, creating homemade instruments, or meeting prehistoric critters, KidZone offers different nightly activities for families at Top of the Park.
Led by community partners, all sessions are free, and take place from 5 to 8 pm every Tuesday through Sunday at the KidZone tent at Top of the Park.