Discovering Brain Building Moments
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Jan. 6, 2020 – The Woodlands Children’s Museum sees opportunities for fun and learning, even in the most unexpected places.
By highlighting for parents and other caregivers the little everyday moments for learning that are taken for granted, The Woodlands Children’s Museum hopes to make an educational impact in the lives of area families.
Research in early neurological development shows that a child’s earliest years are an especially critical period of brain development. During the first few years of a child’s life, their brain makes more than one million new neural connections every second. Babies are born ready to learn, and positive, meaningful experiences with parents and other caregivers from their earliest days are a critical factor in brain development. The Woodlands Children’s Museum empowers parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their children’s early brain development by turning shared, simple everyday moments into Brain Building Moments to help area children meet their full potential.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum has transformed several spots in the museum into learning spaces. The museum’s newly added Vroom Tips do more than just offer caregivers tools for fun and easy ways to add learning and promote bonding in unexpected places—they share the science behind every tip so caregivers can see how these small moments can make a big difference in their children’s lives. By taking brain science out of the lab and putting it in the hands of caregivers, The Woodlands Children’s Museum is using Vroom to empower parents to see what they are already doing to support their child’s brain development—and it is encouraging more of it.
“Boosting children’s learning doesn’t require more time, money or stuff,” The Woodlands Children’s Museum Executive Director Angela Colton said. “By making little changes in how we use our time with our children, we can have a big impact on their growing brains. The museum is excited about the opportunity Vroom is providing us to encourage Accessible Brain Building. Come visit and discover the opportunities these new decals provide.”
The learning doesn’t stop when children leave the museum, though. The Woodlands Children’s Museum encourages visitors to keep discovering Brain Building Moments for free through the Vroom app, Alexa skill, Vroom by Text, on social media and at Vroom.org.
All museum activities take place at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is recommended for ages 7 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
For more information, visit woodlandschildrensmuseum.org or call 281-465-0955.
Vroom was developed on the premise that every child is born with enormous potential, and every parent has the ability to help them realize that potential. Vroom translates leading research on early brain development into meaningful and actionable activities for families. Vroom has 1,000+ free, bilingual apps that are easy, interactive things parents can do in the time they already share with their children that don’t require additional time or money. Visit http://www.vroom.org, and follow @joinvroom for more information. Vroom is a program of the Bezos Family Foundation.
About The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded out of a desire to meet the community’s proven need for a positive environment where children and their families can learn, play and make special memories throughout the year. At the museum, fun and learning go hand in hand, whether children are creating art, singing along to a musical performance or conducting a science experiment. The museum also has made it a priority to bring children multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences that celebrate cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Programs frequently are delivered in partnership with other nonprofit organizations, always with the goal of making a positive difference in the life of a child. woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.