Play is More than “Just Fun” — It’s How Kids and Adults Learn

by | Jul 1, 2016 | #PlayMoreMN

Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester is taking a powerful position that says one of the keys to helping our community tackle the challenges of today and the future will come from an unlikely source – and that’s play.

Raising Awareness on the Power of Play

“JUMBOJenga is the first of many Pop-Up Play events,” says Heidi Mestad, director of the Rochester museum. “It’s really just the start of our effort to align the museum’s work more closely with the growing needs of our community.”

Experiential learning helps us thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community. When all people in the community, including adults, are learning new things through experience, the knowledge transfer is more impactful. Look for more information coming out soon about the Power of Play through Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester.

Building for the Future

“The funds raised through this event will continue to provide playful learning experiences for the community – children and adults!” says Mestad. “This helps with our larger goal toward designing and building the museum for the future through our Strategic Impact Planning Process.”

JUMBOJenga took place at Forager Brewing Company on June 17. Guests were able to come, play and learn while supporting the museum.Thank you to all our sponsors, attendees, staff, and board for participating in this event and supporting the Power of Play.

JUMBOJenga was sponsored by Clements Subaru, ABC 6 News, Bowman Tool & Machining, Custom Alarm, Forager Brewing Company, Kraus Anderson Construction, Merchant’s Bank, Nuss Truck & Equipment, Rochester Area Builders, and Widseth, Smith, Nolting.

You can find more information about the power of play and how successful people play here.

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