Schooner Cove Parent Tips
Discover the Little Lagoon
Cuddle up with a board book, sing a simple rhyme and play in the lagoon.
Crawl, stand or cruise with your baby over to the picnic table and around the rocks.
Peer inside the light and sound boxes and talk to your baby about what you see and hear. Go Fishing in the Pond
Write, draw or scribble a petroglyph message.
Catch and match fish with the oversized fishing game. Practice more math by counting, adding, sorting, and finding patterns. Explore the Ranger Station
Sort by color, size and type at the Curiosity Crate.
Venture beneath the Ranger Station, find the Fox Den, send a secret message through the talking tube, and discover the hidden treasure.
Sing “Down By the Bay” and make up silly rhymes. Get Moving in the Shipping Yard
Measure, pack, and move freight into ships using the cranes.
Construct with gizmos and gears and take an up close look at the inner workings of machines. Set Sail on the Schooner
Climb aboard the Schooner and take your turn at the captain’s wheel. Keep your eye out for treasure!
Investigate the bowels of the ship and create a colorful pattern on the light board.
Relax in the reading net and read books together. Use Your Imagination at the Beach
Read, listen to, and retell features stories using props and imagination. Generate Wow at Schooner Cove Power Station
Play with word parts in the Schooner Cove Power sign by lighting it up. Talk about the letters, syllables, and words in the sign.
Create a fish run around the dam. Stimulate creative thinking by adding obstacles, like limiting the number of pieces or including drops. Illuminate Yourself at the Lighthouse
Navigate the touch screens on the Lighthouse, featuring new apps each month.
Go to the
Early Literacy page for more tips and information.