The Kohl Children’s Museum will present a Summer Learning Day at the Waukegan Public Library on Saturday, June 21, with free hands-on science activities for families.
From 1 to 4 p.m., two education specialists from the museum will present interactive activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The activities will focus on physical fitness, science, technology, reading, and math. No registration is required, families are welcome to drop-in and stay as long as they like.
Summer Learning Day is a part of the Waukegan Campaign for Grade Level Reading initiative by the United Way of Lake County with the Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan Public School District and many key social service organizations. The campaign’s goal, by the year 2020, is to eliminate the achievement gap for third grade reading between Waukegan schools and the state of Illinois so that Waukegan children will enter school with the skills they need to succeed, have fewer unexcused absences and that children from low income homes will not fall further behind over the summer.
Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth in helping close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities all across the country. For more information about Summer Learning Day, call Gale Graves at (847) 623-2041, ext. 223.