September 12, 2018 – (Key West, FL). Key West Art & Historical Society’s Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 

Key West Art & Historical Society’s popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.

Led by educator Linda Stolze, the program celebrates hands-on, inquiry-based learning while inviting children and parents to explore the Fort and its artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibits.

Each class focuses on a specific theme that includes art, science, math, building, and a playful group circle that promotes creativity, sensory exploration, and problem-solving.  Children can also enjoy the Imagination Playground, water play, and story time in the spectacular setting of the Martello tower.

“We do fun, messy crafts while learning about the letter of the week; incorporating reading stories and using manipulatives focused on the letter,” Stolze says. “We also provide opportunities to just play and socialize outside while enjoying the 150-year-old fort and its surroundings.”

Stolz received her BS from Murray State University in Kentucky with a degree in PR and Equine Science, was certified for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) at UCLA, and then received her teaching credentials in Special Education, K-12 from California State University at Northridge.

“I look forward to working with parents and guardians on how to develop interesting ways to engage their little ones,” she says.

Cost for Parent & Me Fort Adventures is $5 per family. For more information visit kwahs.org/education/parentandmefortadventures or call Adele Williams at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.  

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Children examine flowers, a word that starts with the letter “f,” held by educator Linda Stolze. Key West Art & Historical Society Parent & Me Fort Adventures take place at Fort East Martello every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00AM to 11:30AM through May and include exploration of letters, including their shapes, sounds and relationships to words and objects