Kindergarten teachers! The 50 minute program begins with an exploration of the All About Shoes gallery. It continues with a Hands-on and Try-on session in our studio, where students get a chance to touch, feel, and take an up-close look at some of the footwear: ballet slippers, clown shoes, firefighter boots, rubber tire sandals and many others. To finish the program, students will also have a chance to try on some of our shoes.
Our Approach: The museum delivers a well-paced program that appeals to a wide range of learning styles. In exploring the exhibitions and participating in the hands-on session, students will observe, ask questions, and share ideas.
An integrated approach to learning: Museum docents address many of the curriculum’s program expectations: Personal & Social Development; Language; Science & Technology; The Arts.
Every shoe has a story! Whether it is an everyday house slipper or an extraordinary chestnut crushing clog, everybody can relate to shoes. See the biggest, the oldest, the smallest, the pointiest, the tallest, the spikiest, and the most famous shoe. A visit to the Bata Shoe Museum will be a perfect extension or start to a ‘Shoe Unit’ in your classroom: from books, to fairy tales, to songs & rhymes, to arts & crafts projects.
Cost of Program: Guided tours $6 per student; Self-guided tours $5 per student; Teachers free.
If you have any questions about our education program, or to pre-register, please call 416.979.7799 x242 or email Andrea Field.