By Sheila Hageman
Stepping Stones Museum for Children opened their new traveling exhibit this weekend, which is based on the Emmy award-winning PBS KIDS GO! math mystery series Cyberchase. The unique, educational and fun exhibit encourages children to make use of their critical thinking skills and approach math with an investigative, positive attitude.
My family visited the exhibit on opening day and spent at least thirty minutes absorbed in “math” fun. The most interesting part was that at no time did my children even seem aware that they were “doing” math! Depending on your child’s age and stage, you can make this exhibit as consciously math-oriented as you like. The best part is that your kids will be absorbing math concepts even if you don’t point that fact out to them.
The fun, cartoon-style exhibits were very appealing to all my children who range in age from one to seven. My oldest most definitely got the most “mathiness” out of it, but my two-year-old was thoroughly engrossed by the bright colors and hands-on activities. Even my one-year-old could pull himself up to some activities and feel a part of the action.