12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
DuPage Children’s Museum welcomes award-winning physicist and #1 author of science books for kids Chris Ferrie for a special science story time event. Chris Ferrie’s Baby University series offers colorfully simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius – the perfect way to introduce young scientists to the basic concepts of quantum physics, rocket science, general relativity, and beyond! Chris will also lead interactive “Story Science” activities and hands-on demonstrations.
When it comes to baby books, farm animals and construction equipment abound. But where are the board books about science and math? In a world where toddlers operate smart-phones and computers before they learn to walk, is it really too soon to introduce them to Newton’s three laws of motion or Einstein’s theory of general relativity?
Physicist and mathematician, Chris Ferrie, knows that teaching children science and technology concepts early is crucial. “We teach our children lengthy worlds like hippopotamus- why not teach them to say proton, neutron, or electron too?” says Ferrie.
Introducing babies to math and science promotes literacy in these subjects later in life when they encounter them in school. Ferrie’s mission to treat babies like the geniuses they are led him to create Baby University, a board book series that introduces young readers to complex ideas like physics and math using simple explanations and colorful illustrations.
Books will be available for purchase onsite.
This event is included with Museum admission or membership.