Stepping Stones Studio

Finding good parenting resources takes time you just don’t have.
Enter Stepping Stones and our new podcast, Under the Cupola!

The whimsical cupola is the museum’s most prominent feature and serves as a beacon for all the hands-on learning and kid-powered fun that takes place here. Our podcast helps you support those learning journeys by bringing you expert perspectives about parenting topics that matter most to you.

Listen to our most recent episodes below, and make sure to click the subscribe button to be notified when new episodes are available!

Episode One:
Emotional Well-Being During Pandemic

Hear Yale Child Study Center’s Dr. Craig Bailey talk with our Director of Public Relations, Robert Townes, about how we can help our children overcome the social-emotional challenges presented by the pandemic.

Episode Two:
Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness

Robert sits down with Margie Gillis, President and Founder of Literacy How, and Sarah Sormillion, Director of our ELLI Preschool to discuss registering for preschools and how the pandemic will affect young learners.

Episode Three:
Talking about LGBTQ+ With Children

Robert meets with the Triangle Community Center’s Executive Director Edson Rivas and Programs Director Sydney Henck to discuss how to talk about LGBTQ+ with children and how to support identity exploration.

Our new podcast is just one of the many exciting offerings coming out of our new digital platform, the Stepping Stones Studio!

The Studio is responding to the growing need in the community for more engaging, high-quality, virtual learning content, Stepping Stones is leveraging its multidimensional, play-based learning approach to create an exciting new world of family-friendly, content-rich learning experiences.

The Studio connects children and families from around the state, across the nation and anywhere in the world there are eager minds that want to explore. If you joined us for the October KC 2020 kids convention, you’ve had a taste of the “can’t-get-anywhere-else” experiences that will continue to be a regular part of the Studio offerings. Daily programming will include STEAM-powered, play-filled educational classes, clubs, workshops and other immersive events from the award-winning children’s museum that will inspire and delight young learners.

Members automatically have access to the Studio. Every month, we will share a password that will allow you to view the content as long as you are a member. Since memberships are currently paused until we reopen to the public, members are guaranteed access to the Studio during our closure. Special camps, classes and workshops may have additional charges.

Watch samples of the content you can access with your subscription below!

“As a proponent of free play and gently guided exploration, I applaud the staff and studio at Stepping Stones for creating – and creatively delivering – relevant, engaging, open-ended content for kids of all ages. #FreeToBeAKid”

– Renata Bowers,
Frieda B. Children’s Book Series Author
“The work that the Stepping Stones Studio is doing will go a long way toward addressing the need for substantive virtual experiences. While Covid continues to necessitate the use of technology to support students’ exposure to content, Stepping Stones Studio will provide immersive, interactive, and content-rich learning experiences.”

– Dr. Margie Gillis, Ed.D.,
Founder of Literacy How
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