Providing a unique learning experience for early childhood, M&I Bank has sponsored a United Way Born Learning Trail in Quaker Park. Trails consist of 10 stations that vary in activities from hopscotch to story-telling and singing to counting and ABCs. Designed as a caregiver and/or family bonding experience as well, this educational experience gets young families outdoors and connected to each other and to nature. Signs prompt parents to ask questions to young children that develop problem-solving, awareness, listening and exploration skills, developing their minds and bodies.
Originally designed in large cities to enhance learning for inner-city children, the concept has caught on across the country and has become mainstream for early childhood educators, caregivers and parents of all socioeconomic backgrounds. All children benefit from hands-on, interactive learning from birth.