Play Smarter Kids, a new children’s enrichment program in The Woodlands, has developed an entirely innovative way to teach science, robotics and art to children ages 3 through 12 by taking them on a journey through storytelling. Aurora Clarke, self-proclaimed “science nerd” and the owner of Play Smarter Kids, has a deep and abiding love for both STEM and the arts.
She has been teaching her own pioneering brand of STEM curriculum for over 10 years now. Beginning with summer programs at Lone Star College, Aurora has made it her life’s passion to discover a way to combine topics in science, technology, engineering and math, subjects collectively known as STEM, with the inspirational potential of reading, all while truly speaking to children. When asked about her inspiration for Play Smarter Kids, she replied,
“I love story writing, and wanted to create a community where kids could explore a fusion of literacy, sciences, and art in a way that ACTIVELY encourages and challenges their natural curiosity for creative learning. I wanted to keep it light hearted, but was also inspired to incorporate as many learning concepts as possible. The stories involve many subjects like geography, vocabulary, and literacy skills, while the activities incorporate the STEM, critical thinking, and the arts.”
Aurora has crafted captivating narrative adventures filled with superheroes, fairytales, and space aliens that incorporate science experiments, art, robotics, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on activities. Each activity, carefully constructed to coordinate with the adventure, keeps children exhilarated and excited during the entire session.
Play Smarter Kids is located in Grogan’s Park, at its brand new location. The bright and whimsical space is perfect for birthday parties, workshops, field trips, small groups and the newest additions to their lineup of classes, Saturday Science and Playdates & Lunch. Be on the lookout for summer camps, Play Smarter Pop Up Events, and other new programs coming soon. Play Smarter Kids is sure to create a buzz with budding scientists, artists, and engineers in The Woodlands!