Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Funds Sensational Sensory Play
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation awarded the Kansas Children's Discovery Center a $5,000 charitable contribution to support our Sensational Sensory Play initiative this morning. The Sensational Sensory Play initiative is designed to encourage families to explore sensory-based activities that promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts. The initiative is a collection of educational sensory programs targeted for different family interests and age ranges: The Serious Fun Mud Run, Art Table, and Wee Wednesday.
We know sensory play is essential to brain development, allowing children to build nerve connections in the brain’s pathways while utilizing all of their senses to learn. While participating in sensory play, children’s natural desire to explore is stimulated. They use scientific processes while playing, exploring, creating and investigating.
The Nation gave a total of $76,900 to local nonprofit organizations as a part of their quarterly sponsorship. The Nation website explains:
"The Nation continually strives to build relationships with neighboring communities in which we live and do business. We strive to be responsible citizens. One way we achieve this goal is by sponsoring community events and organizations."
KCDC thanks Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation for their generous support.