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Trail in Irvine Park encouraging kids to learn while they play

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) — Fostering brain development while playing outside is the idea behind a revamped trail at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls.

The “Born Learning Trail” was recently repainted by volunteers from the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (with other community partners). Along the path are several activities for kids to try with their friends or family members.

Kari Stroede, community impact director for the United Way, told News 18, children learn through play, so the trail is just another way they can do that while at the park.

“These just give a way to do developmentally appropriate activities between children and their parents, caregivers,” Stroede said. “We know that the more adults and children have a chance to talk together and do things together, the more it impacts their brain development.”

Irvine Park isn’t the only place in the Chippewa Valley you can find a “Born Learning Trail.” Stroede said 12 area communities have one. You can find the full list below:



Samantha Wensel

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