SKOWHEGAN — United Way of Mid-Maine, the Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative, the New Balance Foundation’s Move More Kids, School Administrative District 54, Skowhegan Rotary, the town of Skowhegan and 20 community volunteers recently created The Born Learning Trail at North Elementary School’s playground. The trail will help parents, grandparents and caregivers turn excursions into fun learning moments. The volunteer day was sponsored by Prudential Insurance in an effort to help raise matching funds from Prudential Insurance to support the Skowhegan Rotary clubs Feed the Kids program.

The trail is a series of learning activities that any adult can play with young children at the playground. It is sponsored by United Way of Mid-Maine, the Greater Somerset Public Health Collaborative, the New Balance Foundation’s Move More Kids, and the town of Skowhegan.

Based on the latest early childhood research and approved by national early learning experts through United Way of America, the Born Learning Trail is designed to help adults interact with children to boost language and literacy development and to help caregivers understand how to best support early learning in outdoor everyday moments.

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