Bring the Family to Board Game Night at KANEKO.
KANEKO partnered with Spielbound, a local non-profit dedicated to educating, engaging, and creating community through board games, to host four evenings of community and play.
Each of these special Spielbound board game nights transformed KANEKO into a board game battleground. Spielbound brought a selection of games to fit the night’s theme, as well as volunteers to give tutorials, tips, and facilitate friendly competition.
Family Board Game Night: June 9
Social Board Game Night: July 16
Strategy Board Game Night: July 30
Cooperative Board Game Night: August 11
Spielbound is an Omaha-based non-profit corporation that strives to educate, engage, and create community through board games. The Spielbound Board Game Cafe, which has over 1400 donated games in its collection, provides resources about the benefits of board game play and regularly sponsors charity events.
Dr. Stuart Brown’s philosophy and research was the foundation for PLAY at KANEKO.
Presented in part by Montessori Co-op School, KANEKO hosted the Great Minds Series with Dr. Stuart Brown on June 4, 2015.
About Dr. Stuart Brown
Trained in general and internal medicine, psychiatry, and clinical research, Dr. Brown first recognized the importance of play by discovering its absence in the life stories of murderers and felons. His years of clinical practice affirmed the need for healthy play throughout the life cycle, and his independent scholarship on the evolution of human and animal play led to the establishment of the National Institute for Play (NIFP) and the founding of what is now known as “Play Science.” In 2000, Dr. Brown produced the three-part PBS series, “The Promise of Play.” Dr. Brown’s experience as a medical administrator, producer, and scientific consultant, plus his scientific and popular writings, have identified him as the foremost “practical champion of the knowledge of play.” His recent book is the title of his lecture at KANEKO: Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.
About Montessori Co-op School
Montessori Co-op School, located at 52nd and Pratt St. in Omaha NE, is more than a school. We are a community built by and dependent on active partnerships between parents, teachers, and students. Our mission is driven by three core values: Excellence in academics, self-discovery, and investment in each other. The Co-op is open to children from 18 months to 6th grade, utilizing the Montessori philosophy to know, respect, and help each child realize their potential.
Category: Exhibitions • Free | Season: Play
Members, Mark Your Calendars!
In appreciation of their support, members were invited to the Play Member First Look on May 29, 2015. This event is an exclusive member’s benefit where KANEKO members experienced the PLAY exhibition before the general public.
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