The Born Learning Trail is a series of learning activities that any adult can play with young children outdoors in nature’s classroom. Based on the latest early childhood research, the Born Learning Trail is designed to help adults interact with children to boost language and literacy development and to help caregivers understand how to best support early learning in everyday moments.
The trail is a system of bilingual signs installed in local parks for all to enjoy. There are 10 signs on the Born Learning Trail, each including activities such as Imagine! Create! Pretend! which encourages the caregiver to spur the child’s imagination and storytelling skills and See! Say! Point! Read! which builds letter and sound recognition through word play and rhymes.
VISIT YOUR LOCAL BORN LEARNING TRAILS IN ELGIN:
Channing Park - 35 Rugby Trail, Elgin
Sponsored by the City of Elgin and One Hope United
Copper Springs Park - 380 Copper Springs Lane, Elgin
Sponsored by Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin Academy, and ComEd
Illinois Park Center for Early Learning - 1350 Wing Street, Elgin
Sponsored by American NTN Bearing Manufacturing Corporation and Making Kane County Fit for Kids
Willard Elementary School - 370 W Spring Street, South Elgin
Sponsored by American NTN Bearing Manufacturing Corporation