Louisiana Children's Museum

Play Power

Principals of Play Power schools have said that our program has positively changed the culture of the schools.

Play Power is the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s signature off site program, reaching children in grades PreK through 5th grade on a daily basis. Play Power empowers children to grow, develop and heal through play. This program, rich in science and math content, engages students and develops life skills such as collaborative planning and critical thinking, as well as provides an outlet for stressful circumstances through journaling, drawing, role playing, music and other creative activities. Principals of Play Power schools have said that our program has positively changed the culture of the schools. First grade teachers have proclaimed that students have built a sense of community and new respect for fellow classmates through this interactive program, where they leave invigorated and ready for their next class. Strengthened school attendance, library usage and conflict management skills have been linked to Play Power, as well. Tulane child psychologists working with the program have contended that for many children participating in Play Power, our dedicated space within the school building represents the safest environment in the students’ lives.

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