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WonderNews: Events, Updates and Special Features 
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30 Years of Learning through the Power of Play!

March Madness
Dr. Seuss & Spirit Weeks Focus on Fun
Wonderscope is celebrating Dr. Seuss and spring break with three back-to-back weeks of fun, learning, literacy and more!

March 5 to 8 is Dr. Seuss Week!  New decorations, books, daily programs and pop-ups are sure to please our museum friends.  A special treat on Friday: the "Cat in The Hat" Scavenger Hunt! Watch Facebook and Instagram pages details. It's sure to put a smile on your face --- even on a cloudy day!

Spirit Weeks (March 12-15, March 19-22)

Spending spring break in KC?  No worries! Make plans to enjoy a staycation at Wonderscope. Each day will feature an action-packed theme and we hope you will dress up -- you know we will!
  • Tu-Tu Tuesdays
  • Royals Day Wednesdays
  • Super Hero Thursdays
  • Friday: March 15 is St. Patrick's Day
  • Friday: March 22 is Hawaiian Day 
Follow us on Instagram, @wonderscopecmKC, and Facebook, @wonderscopemuseum
 
Concussions 
Tips for School Success
By Dr. Brian Aalbers, board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric neurologist with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Recovering from a concussion can mean being sidelined during sports. It can also affect a student's school performance because it's a type of brain injury.

How  Can a Concussion Affect Me at School?
All injured body parts take time to heal, even the brain. After a concussion, your child needs physical and mental rest. Schoolwork and classroom settings can make the symptoms of a concussion worse. This means the brain takes longer to heal, so a child might not do as well on tests or be able to return to sports as fast as he or she would like.
 
These are all reasons why you'll want your child to follow your doctor's instructions about what to do — and what not to do — while they recover. If your child’s treatment is to stay home and rest, do it. A concussion can affect a child at school:
  • More tired than usual.
  • Feel irritable, sad, or emotional.
  • Trouble concentrating, thinking, or making decisions.
  • Dizzy spells or headaches.
  • Difficulty with coordination and balance.
  • Trouble learning new concepts or remembering what you've learned.
Explaining the Injury to Teachers
Most teachers know about the healing process and will understand a student’s treatment plan. If your child is diagnosed with a concussion and has been cleared by a doctor to go to school, tell teachers about the injury. That way, they'll understand any difficulties your child might have in the classroom. Sometimes we recommend that the student has a light workload or reschedule tests.
 
Remind your student to tell their teacher if they experience concussion symptoms at school, like headaches or dizzy spells. You also notify the school nurse and administrators about the concussion in case symptoms worsen and your child needs to go home.
 
The main thing is to avoid another head injury. Another head injury when you already have a concussion can lead to a condition called second-impact syndrome. Although  rare, second impact syndrome can cause lasting brain damage and even death. So you'll want to avoid sports or rough play on the school grounds or in gym class.
 
To help your student focus better and keep any problems under control while at school, try these tips:
  • Sit where she can focus. Choose a desk near the front of the classroom or in a spot where there is less distraction.
  • Write down everything he needs to remember. Since his memory may not be back to normal, avoid stress by writing down homework assignments or things he needs to do.
  • Ask if you can record the lesson. If your child has trouble listening and writing notes at the same time, find out if she can record the teacher's lessons. 
  • If he starts noticing symptoms, like a headache or sensitivity to light, have him take a break before symptoms have a chance to get worse. Instruct them to see the school nurse and find a quiet place to lie down in order to give the brain a rest.
  • Ease back into things. Start off by doing one thing at a time and limiting the workload. Then gradually add activities. .
 
Beat the Winter Blues with Us!
Looking for a way to spend another snow day? Come to Wonderscope! We offer quality fun and learning through the power of play!  Your kids may not be in school; but, they will still spend their day learning with you. 
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Wonderscope Marks 30 Years

THANK YOU to the friends and supporters who braved the winter weather to celebrate the 30th anniversary luncheon February 27!  We are grate-ful for your contributions and would like to highlight major sponsors:
Platinum --
Bank of Blue Valley in partnership with the Regnier Family Foundations
Care Now
Urgent Center
Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Gold -- 
MetroAir
McCownGordan Construction
Kansas City Structural Steel
Cornerstone Companies


Guests enjoyed a commemorative video (view above, left) that looks back over the museum's history and sets the stage for the future when Wonderscope opens at Red Bridge Shopping Center. 
 
Check out the photo gallery at www.wonderscope.org/events

Donutology Day!

Our good friends from Donutology will be at Wonderscope Friday, March 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. serving up their delicious donuts.  Thanks to their generosity, museum guests receive a free donut to decorate and enjoy. Watch our Facebook page for more details. 


Children's Author Ann Ingalls to Read New Book

Friday March 15, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a special appearance by well-known children's author, Ann Ingalls when she reads her new book "Pencil: A Story with a Point." 

"Pencil" and his friend Jackson are a great pair: they draw, they sketch, they scribble. But then Jackson gets Tablet, and Pencil finds himself dumped in the dreaded junk drawer; he just can’t compete with Tablet’s videos, games, and movies. With the help of some new pun-loving junk-drawer friends Pencil sketches out a plan to draw Jackson back into their friendship.
 
A former educator whose first book was shortlisted for a Crystal Kite Award, Ingalls uses an upbeat tone in this story that celebrates friendship, collaboration, and unplugged fun. 

Daily Programs

Tuesday: Circle Time
10:30 am and 2 pm
Wednesday: Music and Movement
9:30 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm
Thursday: Art Class
10:30 am and 2 pm
Friday: Story Time 
10:30 am and 2 pm


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