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Active Play- Part 3

When children explore the Kidspace campus, they can find a variety of spaces designed to let them climb, splash, and build. These experiences are all examples of active play and are important in the development of fine and gross motor skills.

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida

Pretend Play- Part 2

 

 

“Let’s have a tea party!”

 

“We’ve turned into ants!”

 

“I am an explorer!”

 

These are some of the pretend play scenarios you will likely hear children narrating when you step into the various exhibit spaces of Kidspace. Pretend play allows children to use their imaginations to make up, narrate, and enact stories.

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida

The Purpose of Play: Part 1

Here at Kidspace, we take play seriously! There is a famous quote from Fred Rogers, the creator and star of the longstanding children’s television show ‘Mr. Rogers Neighborhood’ that says “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play IS serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

 

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JJ Leissing, Chief Programs Officer, joined Kidspace Children’s Museum in 2019. Prior to her time at Kidspace, JJ worked for nine years at the Orlando Science Center as the Director of Visitor Experience and six years at SeaWorld Adventure Park in the Conservation & Education department. At the Orlando Science Center, JJ coordinated and developed the public programming, special events, and traveling exhibition bookings for the museum. She holds a Bachelors in Science in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida

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