Some Assembly Required
Some Assembly Required features six Build-A-Bear Workshop Core Values that represent the most important ideals we can ever hope to teach a child:
Hands-on challenges – highlighting design, mechanics, building, self-expression and communications – underscore the importance of shaping a child’s lifelong values while developing their imagination, resourcefulness and critical-thinking skills. The exhibit features three central components and three activity stations that apply STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts/design and math) concepts, inspiring children to be curious and to invent, tinker and solve problems while helping parents/caregivers recognize that children, too, require some assembly and that adults must set the example and guide a child’s understanding of the principles that ultimately define who we are and what we believe. Some Assembly Required helps children recognize how the things we create, including our values, impact ourselves, our families, our communities, and our planet.
The exhibit offers a flexible 1,200 square feet layout and features more than a dozen creative experiences including; storytelling, coding/logic, construction, engineering, music, visual communications, design, community, and self-expression:
- ACHIEVE invites children to dream beyond what seems possible using storytelling and “personal brand” activities that demonstrate the influence of traditions and trends on communications, and how we use these tools to create impressions and motivate choices.
- COLLABORATE introduces music, math, and a unique design challenge to highlight how teamwork, trust, accountability, cooperation, creative problem-solving, and seeking input from others can help address real-world needs in our community and around the globe.
- CELEBRATE explores the importance of appreciating individual and team contributions…from creating a billboard to planning a birthday party, it’s important to share our thoughts and feelings by having fun and by engaging, congratulating, recognizing, and supporting others.
- GIVE uses an interactive game and pretend garden to help children consider the consequences of their decisions, addressing community needs through sustainable practices, and the importance of sharing their time, talents, experience, and resources with others.
- LEARN features mechanical and computer logic-themed activities to encourage children to practice critical thinking, to value help from others, to be patient and persistent, and to recognize how simple principles become the building blocks for more complex systems.
- EMBRACE offers design and building challenges that explore mathematical and visual patterns while helping children recognize and welcome the perspectives of others, building their capacity to empathize, value differences, and share ideas, skills, and resources.
Some Assembly Required fosters a child’s development of key social and emotional skills while engaging families and groups in fun and challenging activities that inspire children to be curious, collaborative, considerate, and creative.
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Some Assembly Required Exhibit Information
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Exhibit press coverage:
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