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Spatial Games Club

Wednesday Afternoons
4:00-4:30 p.m.
Ages 3 & Up, with Adult*
Meets in Creation Station

This Program is Free with Museum Admission

Our spatial intelligence, or how we visualize shapes and their relation to each other, is tied to academic achievement in math and science … and can even help with reading. Plus, it’s fun to practice! Join Dr. Jamie Jirout and other researchers from UVA’s Curry School of Education each week to play games and do puzzles involving spatial learning.

*All visitors are invited to participate, but an adult guardian’s consent is required for children to be included in any research studies associated with these playgroups.

Research Participation Consent Form
  • Complete in person at the start of the program.
  • Download and turn in at the start of the program.
  • Download and email to jirout@virginia.edu.

Additional Resources

Research Highlight: Why do spatial skills matter? Children with higher spatial skills are more likely to become scientists or engineers, and these skills are used in all STEM domains. More