GCC 5th Global Cardboard Challenge Oct. 6

by Jayne Flores
Guam Community College

The Guam Community College Education Department is once again encouraging parents of young children to get their child away from technology and into the world of discovery by play during the 5th Annual Global Cardboard Challenge this Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the GCC Multipurpose Auditorium. This event is FREE and open to the public.

“Young children learn through play time," said Dr. Marsha Postrozny, Education Department chair. “Parents need to encourage their children to play and create with objects – toys, blocks, cardboard boxes, things they discover in nature. At this young age, active playtime is much more important that having your child be able to use an iPad, so we encourage parents to bring their child to the cardboard challenge on Saturday and see just how much fun they will have creating something of their own or playing with our students’ cardboard creations,” she said.

GCC students in Education, Early Childhood Education, and other postsecondary programs, along with GW high school students in the GCC CTE Early Childhood Education program, have designed playhouses and other imaginative items out of cardboard for this free event. A special section at the Cardboard Challenge will allow children to design and decorate their own items.

The Global Cardboard Challenge was inspired by the film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ and has turned into an annual global event presented by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. Check out the Global Cardboard Challenge web site here: http://imagination.is/our-projects/cardboard-challenge/

For more information on GCC’s Global Cardboard Challenge, call the GCC Education Department at 735-0265 or email education.info@guamcc.edu.

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