By Rachel Hoeing

As always, we’ve pulled together some great family experiences to share with you in today’s spotlight. Get out your calendar and jot down these dates to visit:

~ The Greensboro Montessori School
~ UNCG Theatre’s The Velveteen Rabbit
~ SciWorks’ Math Madness, Moneyville and Winter Camps

Details below:

Montessori Alumni Attribute Current Success to Their Early Years

NBA superstar, Steven Curry said Montessori, “gave me a lot of confidence at a young age.” Google Founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page say in Montessori they were “being self-motivated, questioning what’s going on in the world, doing things a little bit differently,” and they attribute their success to that way of learning. The Greensboro Montessori School provides a challenging academic environment based on meeting each child’s needs as well as building their personal contribution and connection to the community. The multi-age classroom establishes a collaborative learning environment where children are guided towards independence, active participation and achievement. With a beautiful and warm campus that features ecological gardens, GMS provides the rigor as well as the progressiveness for today’s child. The Greensboro Montessori School provides a dynamic learning environment for children from 18 months through the 8th grade.Open House: Sunday, January 11th, 1-3pm. They also offer Wednesday Morning Tours.


The Velveteen Rabbit

Bring the whole family and enjoy this ultimate children’s theatre experience! “There was once a Velveteen Rabbit…” This tale celebrates the power of love to transform our lives. Through the imaginative play of a boy and his toy rabbit, we come to discover the true meaning of what it is to be Real. Join them as they journey into a world of strange and wonderful magic with talking toys, wild adventures, and secret burrows. NCTYP exists to celebrate the art of live theatre for young audiences and to enrich the lives of young people and their families. Don’t miss out on the Velveteen Character Tea after the 2pm show on November 15, only $5.50 to attend! Performances are November 13-23($16/adult; $10 children). Call today for more information. Box Office 336-334-4392, or Triad Stage Box Office 336-272-0160, or e-mail, or log-on

Experience Math Madness TODAY at SciWorks from 1-4pm!

Enjoy some pi before your (pumpkin) pie! This afternoon from 1-4pm,SciWorks is offering visitors of all ages the opportunity to challenge their brains and have fun with math as they measure, predict, estimate, and graph in special hands-on stations. Visitors can also explore MONEYVILLE, SciWorks’ new traveling exhibit. Children can build essential problem-solving skills and learn priceless lessons in money management in the exhibit’s highly-interactive activities, games, and simulations. MONEYVILLE is supported by the PNC Foundation and features a Store, Bank, Anti-Counterfeiting Lab, Stock Market, and Shipping Dock. All activities and the MONEYVILLE exhibit are included in admission. And, since it’s not too early to think about entertaining the kids over winter break, check out SciWork’s Winter Day Camps! Students ages 6-12 will have fun while learning in camps about animals, chemistry, computer animation, and construction. Visit for details.

*Today’s spotlight is sponsored by Greensboro Montessori School, UNCG Theatre, and SciWorks.