NIEER Joins with PNC to Add Pre-K Fun to Annual NB Health Fair

Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm

NIEER is joining with PNC Foundation, through its Grow Up Great program, to showcase play as learning for young children during the annual health fair and recreation event in New Brunswick, NJ. This year’s event will be June 2 in Buccleuch Park. 

The “Health and Play Family Day” event hosted by the New Brunswick Recreation Department attracts hundreds of children and families for a health fair sponsored by St Peter’s University Hospital providing health screenings and Q&A with physicians, and other activities such as music, games and food trucks. 

For the first time, NIEER and PNC Foundation will offer pre-K activities—including bilingual Simon Says, art, dress-up, and blocks—while talking with parents about the importance of play in a child’s development. Benefits of play include: sustained attention, understanding symbolic representation, cooperation, problem-solving, self-regulation, cognitive development and content knowledge. 
    

     

Who to contact:

Michelle Ruess

mruess@nieer.org