© 2015 SAGE Publications Informal science learning opportunities for preschool children are relatively rare in the United Kingdom. An outreach project was set up to provide accessible, public science-based play learning activity sessions for preschool (0-5 years) children, accompanied by accessible scientific background information for adults. Events run in northwest England have been well attended, with positive feedback. These experiences indicate that parents/carers and children benefit from accessing such opportunities and that public facilities such as local libraries provide ideal spaces for presenting them.
Hobbs, L. K. (2015). Play-Based Science Learning Activities: Engaging Adults and Children With Informal Science Learning for Preschoolers. Science Communication, 37(3), 405-414. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547015574017