25th of March 2021
Kide Science is proud to be announce our new partnership with House of Wisdom, to help reimagine how a library can function in modern society.
The full scope of activities in House of Wisdom are dedicated to support creativity and collaborative learning among members of the community, particularly children and youth. The futuristic library and social hub has designed a dedicated edu-tainment area, and will be hosting fun workshops, and events like Kide Science lessons, year-round for the enrichment of the community.
Based in Sharjah, UAE, House of Wisdom spans 12,000 sq. meters, and has been built to commemorate the UNESCO honour recognising Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019-20 for its exemplary cultural journey and achievements spanning nearly 50 years. It is the latest addition to the emirate’s infinite cultural offerings where books and knowledge can be openly accessed by people of all age groups and nationalities.
“Kide Science research-based STEAM learning perfectly aligns with our Little Reader's pedagogy, and reinforces our educational philosophy of play-based learning. We hope that the partnership will allow us to further research methods of enhancing language and scientific literacy in early childhood,” says Amira Bin Faris, Programs Manager at House of Wisdom.
Kide Science was born through years of academic research done in Finland, where the new innovative and award winning play-based STEAM concept for 3–8-year old children was developed. Kide Science is widely used in Finland, both in the private and public sector and also in over 20 other countries around the world.
“Seeds of scientific literacy need to be planted during early childhood. That is why we are so pleased to start cooperation with House of Wisdom; we can provide this opportunity to so many children in UAE, as they are redefining the concept of a library where people can meet, converse and share ideas”, says Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, CEO of Kide Science.
Kide Science uses imaginary science scenarios as the basis of STEAM learning in a play-based environment, where adults play together with children. Instead of approaching education theory-first, lessons start from a young child’s perspective to best benefit learning. While doing experiments, the focus is on learning science process skills and building scientific vocabulary. Mastering how to think and act scientifically has a profound effect on a child's ability to learn in the future.
About Kide Science:
Kide Science develops young children's scientific thinking skills through engaging hands-on experiments that solve real science problems. A proven pedagogical method predicts better learning outcomes in school and is based on years of rigorous academic research conducted by Founder Jenni Vartiainen, PhD. Its scalable online platform provides training and lesson materials to lead playful STEAM education with storytelling for 3-8 year-olds.
For more information visit kidescience.com or contact:
Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, CEO
About House of Wisdom:
The House of Wisdom is Sharjah’s vision is to become the destination for culture, education, arts, and edutainment and to ease access to knowledge for all. In our new chapter, we aim to promote reading and ease access to knowledge by redefining the concept of a library and cultural centre and pushing to the future. Making it more than just a home for books. A home for ideas to be created and exchanged between people and cultures. A home for the young and old, the amateur and professional, the inspired and inspiring. A home where education and entertainment are not exclusive to each other.
For more information visit houseofwisdom.ae or contact:
Amira Bin Faris, Programs Manager
+971 6 519 5499
House of Wisdom