Four-year-old Rudolph Host enjoys one of the activities at the counting table in the Little Learners Room at the Homewood Science Center. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
Education, Feature

Little Learners Room has plenty of play options at Homewood Science Center

The Little Learners Room at the Homewood Science Center gives young children play time space with plenty of options.

The brightly decorated room features hands-on learning toys for HSC’s youngest visitors. They can pretend to be an astronaut or doctor with any of the costumes, do hands-on activities at the counting and sorting table, or watch colors come to life at the light table that shows off the magnetons.

There also are books that relate to the activities in the Little Learners Room.

Even the youngest children learn by doing . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at


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