Knowledge Nook

Sponsored by : Dollar General Literacy Foundation and International Paper

Knowledge Nook Grand Opening!

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ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

The Knowledge Nook is designed to develop literacy skills in pre-school-age children while providing an inviting space to practice important skills like taking turns, making a friend, and sitting quietly to read a book.  Fundamental concepts are introduced through creative interaction with letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. 

For Educators

English Language Arts Goal
The goal for students in English language arts (ELA) is to:
Read
Understand complex, grade-level texts
Express their understanding of those texts through writing and speaking.

See Louisiana ELA standards here. 

Exhibit Guidelines and Rules

No food or drinks allowed in this exhibit.

Please limit cellphone usage so that you and your child(ren) have an optimal experience.

Click here for more information about our cleaning procedures and other frequently asked questions.

 

 

LEARNING BY DOING

Grand Opening Event

May 15th, 2021

9:45 am Ribbon cutting: CMA staff is excited to reveal our new exhibit! 

10:30 am  Author reading and activity:  Taylor Curry  ( Rise and Shine, Sweet Child )

Purchase tickets for the 9:30 am – 12:00 pm session here

12:30 pm Book reading/Pop-up with Bonne Vie Macarons  (Puppy Dog Pals, Puppies go to Paris)

Purchase tickets for the 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm session here

3:30 pm Author reading and activity: Diana Cash Lennon( Why do airplanes have tails?)

Purchase tickets for the 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm session here

Toddler Activities
  • Talk or sing about the pictures
  • Count out as pages are turned 
  • Use learning manipulatives to build fine motor and cognitive skills
Preschooler Activities

 

·         Read books focusing on letters, words, and punctuation.
·         Make up stories, and drawings to go with books.
·         Identify authors and illustrators of books.
Elementary Activities
  • Use word identification strategies with the greater facility to unlock unknown words.

  • Use common letter patterns and critical features to spell words

  • Identify an increasing number of words by sight

Thank you to our exhibit sponsors: Dollar General Literacy Foundation and International Paper 

 

Knowledge Nook Sponsor International Paper

EXHIBIT FEATURES

PLAY

Have fun while learning!

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Use puzzles, blocks, or magnets to tell a story or act out a scene.

READ!

Dive into a new world

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Grab a book off the shelf, find a cozy spot, and read a story! 

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Create

You can solve anything! 

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Use the work table to connect  letters together to  hear how words sound

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