Often when we think about Epcot, we think of it as a great place for adults and maybe older children, but we don’t always think about Epcot as an educational experience for preschool & elementary age children. Epcot has found a great way to keep children entertained, while teaching them about other cultures through their FREE Kidcot Fun Spots program.
When you start off in the World Showcase, look for the Kidcot Fun Spot Station signs (there is one in each country). When you initially go there, your child can choose between a Duffy Bear or Agent P to color. During each stop on their journey through the World Showcase, they can continue to color their souvenir while collecting a stamp for each country. These stops serve as great educational opportunitie for children to learn about other cultures. Most of the cast members working in the Kidcot Fun Spot areas of the World Showcase are actually from that particular country and will gladly answer questions about their culture. If you ask, cast members will also write your child’s name and/or how to say “hello” in their native language (Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, etc.) on the back of their souvenir. Older children who don’t want a coloring souvenir, might prefer a World Showcase Passport (available for purchase) for their stamps.
How do you use Epcot as an educational experience?