'Kids' Time - a century of learning through play' exhibition


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Kids Time - a century of learning through play

 

New travelling exhibition for children here on the Sunshine Coast explores learning through play.

 

People from all generations will be able to return to their childhood at the Cooroy Butter Factory when the Kids' Time - a century of learning through play exhibition opens on Friday16th February 2007 and closes 16th March 2007.

 

Fiona Mohr, Museum Development Officer said the exhibition, especially designed for three to eight-year-olds, explored the passage of time through family generations and the toys they played with.

 

"Developed by the Queensland Museum, this fun and interactive exhibition gives children a better understanding of the toys, clothing and popular culture that existed throughout the ages with a focus on 1910, the 1930s, 1950s, 1970s and the present day," Fiona Mohr said.

 

"Incorporating smell, sound and dress-up clothing, the exhibition encourages children to immerse themselves in the 50s or even the early 1900s and learn more about the world that their own parents or grandparents grew up in.

 

"Each time period is represented by a child's cubby house with old toys and figurines on display, as well as stories that epitomise that time.

 

"Being a child has changed. One hundred years ago, toys represented a narrow and separate area of shop merchandise and prior to the invention of television and electronic games, children's play was generally much more physical and often outdoors.

 

"Kids Time takes you on a journey back in time and is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to share childhood memories and learn through play."

 

The exhibition content has a strong focus on early-childhood learning techniques, object-based learning and links to key learning areas including language and preschool curriculum.

 

This unique exhibition also highlights the strong and continued role that the Queensland Museum plays in providing lifelong learning opportunities for all people throughout the state.

 

Kids Time will travel throughout the state, thanks to the support of the Bank of Queensland.

 

Bank of Queensland Managing Director David Liddy says the partnership builds on the Bank's commitment to investing in projects that enrich the nation's youth.

 

"Our community investment at Bank of Queensland focuses on supporting youth projects in a variety of areas, including education and the arts. Our partnership with the Kids Time travelling exhibition allows us to reach out to the regional Queensland communities in which we operate, and give them a fun learning opportunity for the whole family," he said.

 

There will be a colouring competition to complement the exhibition, where the finished works can be submitted at any participating Bank of Queensland branch.  The Bank of Queensland will select the winner and allocate the prize.           

 

Venue:                                    Cooroy Butter Factory

                                                Maple Street

                                                Cooroy Q 4563

 

Exhibition Dates:                  16/02/07 - 16/03/07

 

Opening Hours:                    Monday - Saturday 10am - 4.00pm                        

 

Sunshine Coast

                                                C/- Creative Noosa

                                                PO Box 141

                                                Tewantin Q 4565

 

                                                Ph: 5472 0108

                                                M: 0410 690 753

                                                E: fmohr@noosa.qld.gov.au

 

Bookings:                              Susan Gabriel

                                                Ph: 5472 0222

                                                E: sgabriel@noosa.qld.gov.au

 
Kids Time - a century of learning through play
 
People from all generations will be able to return to their childhood at the Cooroy Butter Factory over the next few weeks through the 'Kids' Time - a century of learning through play' exhibition, which will open on Friday, February 16th and remain on show, Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, until March 16th, at the Butter Factory in Maple Street.   
 
Noosa Council Museum Development Officer Fiona Mohr said the travelling exhibition from the Queensland Museum has been especially designed for three to eight-year-olds and explores the passage of time through family generations and the toys they played with.
 
"This fun and interactive display gives children a better understanding of the toys, clothing and popular culture that existed throughout the ages, with a focus on 1910, the 1930s, 1950s, 1970s and the present day," said Ms Mohr.
 
"Incorporating smell, sound and dress-up clothing, the exhibition encourages children to immerse themselves in the 1950s or even the early 1900s and to learn more about the world in which their own parents or grandparents grew up.  Each time period is represented by a child's cubby house with old toys and figurines on display, as well as stories that epitomise that time. 
 
"Being a child has changed.  One hundred years ago toys represented a narrow and separate area of shop merchandise.  Prior to the invention of television and electronic games, children's play was generally much more physical and often outdoors.
 
"Kids Time takes you on a journey back in time and is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to share childhood memories and learn through play."
 
The exhibition content has a strong focus on early-childhood learning techniques, object-based learning and links to key learning areas, including language and preschool curriculum.  School group bookings will be welcomed and should be arranged with Susan Gabriel at Creative Noosa on 5472 0222 or email sgabriel@noosa.qld.gov.au
 
The exhibition is a partnership between Council's Museum Resource Centre and Creative Noosa and also highlights the strong and continued role that the Queensland Museum plays in providing lifelong learning opportunities for all people throughout the State.  Kids Time will travel throughout Queensland, thanks to the support of the Bank of Queensland, whose Managing Director David Liddy describes the partnership as building on the Bank's commitment to investing in projects that enrich the nation's youth.
 
"Our community investment at the Bank of Queensland focuses on supporting youth projects in a variety of areas, including education and the arts," he said.  "Our partnership with the Kids Time travelling exhibition allows us to reach out to the regional Queensland communities in which we operate and give them a fun learning opportunity for the whole family."
 
A colouring competition will complement the exhibition, with finished works to be submitted at any participating Bank of Queensland branch.  The Bank of Queensland will select the winner and allocate the prize. 
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