Spotlight Kid of the Week!

Each week LaunchPAD will shine the spotlight on a special child in the community.  Be sure to check back weekly to see who the latest child to shine in our spotlight is. 

Donnie Hallmark, June 18th, 2018 - Our Spotlight Kid of the Week goes to Donnie Hallmark! Donnie is a smiling, energetic, almost 2 year old. Donnie has been an active member at LaunchPAD; he enjoys spending most of his time in the rock box, playing with the trucks. At home, Donnie likes to play with his cars or help his mom clean around the house.When Donnie is not busy playing or cleaning, he loves to play with his dog Skip.


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Colin Miller, June 11th, 2018 - Colin is a bright five and a half year old who joined us for our Jr. Robo Zone Summer Camp. Colin's favorite part of the camp was "Building robots and learning how to make the robots move around." During our Play & Discover time during camp, Colin found joy in the Build Zone where he built structures with the wood, nuts and bolts, and also with the Legos. It is no wonder Colin is interested in building, coding and programming, as his father is a software engineer. Outside of building, Colin enjoys playing in his play room, reading Harry Potter and cuddling with his blankets.

Bella Allen, June 4, 2018 - is 8 years old and a bright young student at Sioux City's Spaulding Park Elementary. Her favorite things to do in the museum is stacking ice cream cones as tall as towers at the ice cream shop and turning the wheels making the grain move from one bin to another over at the grain pit. When not in school Bella enjoys playing outside on the trampoline with her sister and brother and visiting her new baby cousins!


Elijah Bundy, May 28th, 2018 - Elijah Bundy is a giggling bundle of joy and active member of LaunchPAD. At only 6 months, Eli is experiencing and gaining an abundance of sensory input at the museum. With all sorts of colors, sounds, and tactile activities to enliven the mind, Eli is already playing and discovering on his own. Besides being carried, and following his older brother Caleb around the museum, Eli spends time in the Toddler Area learning and exploring. We can't wait to see you continue learning and growing at LaunchPAD little guy! 

Zuri and Zailee, May 21st, 2018 - Spotlight Kid of the Week goes to two smiling sisters. With cool, unique names like Zuri and Zailee to match their fun personalities, they just had to be this week's Spotlight! Zuri is a 5 year old kindergartner and big sister to 3 year old Zailee. These sisters had such an experience shopping in the Market at LaunchPAD, however, their favorite exhibit was the Water Table. At home, the girls enjoy swimming and going to the park with their awesome mom. Thanks for sharing your smiles with LaunchPAD and we hope to see you again soon girls! 

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Ayden Smith, May 14th, 2018 -  Ayden is our rockin' Spotlight Kid of the Week! Ayden joined us for our Special Needs Night last night, and had everyone smiling from his magical and contagious giggle. His favorite exhibits were the Build Zone and of course, the Air Table! This was Ayden's first visit to LaunchPAD, but we certainly hope to see him again this summer! Outside of LaunchPAD, Ayden enjoys riding horses at S.T.A.R.S, playing with his cars and trucks, and staying active with tee ball.

Kole Harris, May 7th, 2018 - Kole visited LaunchPAD last week for a field trip with Homer Community Schools. Kole is a super cool, 5 year old preschooler who enjoyed his time at the museum with his classmates. He spent most of his time building and learning about water pressure at the awesome water table! When at home, Kole still likes building, especially with his Legos and in his sand box. Enjoy the rest of preschool Kole! We hope to see you back this summer.


Maddie Young, April 30th, 2018 - Maddie is a free spirited 2 year old and regular attendee to our Thursday night Special Programming. Outside of the programming, you can find Maddie learning about the pigs or working hard in the Market. She loves shopping for groceries as well as working the cash register. At home, Maddie enjoys playing with her many baby dolls. We love seeing Maddie Play and Discover every week! Thanks for being awesome Maddie.

Dez Liu, April 23rd, 2018 - This week's Spotlight Kid of the Week goes to this precious little guy. Dez Liu is a high-spirited 4 year old who loves playing and discovering at LaunchPAD. You can usually find Dez at the Me & You exhibit taking pictures, measuring his height and seeing how much weighs in soccer balls/leaves/apples. At home, Dez likes to spend much of his time outside. He enjoys blowing bubbles, playing on the trampoline, and drawing with side walk chalk. Thanks for spreading smiles and laughter at LaunchPAD Dez!


Christian Velasquez, April 16th, 2018 - Christian is a rock star 3 year old and joyful face at LaunchPAD. Christian likes to spend his time at the water table racing boats down the ramps. When he is not racing boats at the museum, he is racing his cars at home or eating his favorite food-- pizza!! Thanks for being an awesome member and brightening our days here at LaunchPAD Christian!

Kallie Steinhoff, April 9th, 2018 - Our Spotlight Kid of the Week goes to our awesome friend Kallie Steinhoff. Kallie is 5 years old, and a familiar face at LaunchPAD. Her favorite exhibit is the Ice Cream Shoppe; she enjoys gathering up and stacking as many chocolate scoops as she can. Chocolate is her favorite :)  At home, Kallie likes cooking & playing in her pretend kitchen with her younger sister Charlotte.


Zahra and Musa Ali, April 2nd, 2018 - Our Spotlight Kid of the Week goes to a set of siblings; Zahra and Musa Ali. Zahra is a 6 year old first grader and Musa is a 5 year old preschooler. The Ali kids are at LaunchPAD nearly every Thursday for our special programming. When they are not in the classroom learning, they are busy playing out on the floor. Zahra enjoys cooking in the cafe while Musa likes spending his time fishing at the water table. LaunchPAD employees enjoy seeing these two each week! 


Reece Byers, March 26th, 2018 - This week's Spotlight Kid of the Week comes to us all the way from Highlands, Colorado! Reece Byers is 5 and a half years old and loves coming to LaunchPAD when she's in Sioux City visiting her grandma and grandpa. Her favorite exhibits include the Climber and the Ice Cream Shop. Back in Colorado, Reece likes to spend her free time watching Netflix on her iPad. Come visit us again soon Reece! 

Hank McNaughton, March 19th, 2018 - Our Spotlight Kid of the Week goes to Hank McNaughton. Hank is a fun face to see at LaunchPAD, especially when he's playing and discovering in our new sand box. Hank is lucky enough to spend his time at LaunchPAD with his mom, dad, and his nanny! At home, Hank enjoys playing with anything that has wheels; his favorite are his cars and trains!


Caleb Christenson, March 12th, 2018 - Caleb Christenson just turned 11 years old and celebrated his birthday at LaunchPAD this past weekend. Besides enjoying all the exhibits in the museum, Caleb's favorite is being at the top of the climber. Along with rooting for the Chicago Cubs, Caleb spends his time at home playing with his dogs Stella and Dexter. Have a joyful birthday week to our awesome spotlight kid!

Maddie Hodge, March 5th, 2018 - Maddi Hodge is a spunky 2 year old and regular attendee to Toddler Adventures. When she is not in Toddler Adventures, she is busy playing in the new augmented reality sand box. At home, Maddi likes hanging out with her awesome uncle Andrew. Maddi enjoys playing with her My Little Ponies, and playing fetch with her favorite dog Herky.


 Damon Camm, February 26th, 2018 - This week's Spotlight Kid of the Week goes to Damon Camm! Damon is 4 years old and loves spending his weekends at LaunchPAD. His favorite activity is building on the new Lego walls with his favorite Discover Guide, Alexis. In his free time at home, Damon likes playing baseball and racing his cars. Thanks for being an awesome member Damon! 


Isabella Banos, February 19th, 2018 - Our First Spotlight Kid of the week is, Isabella Banos! Isabella is a Launchpad member. She is 5 years old and enjoys playing in the market. Her favorite activity in the market is being a customer and paying for her groceries. At home, Isabella likes playing with her Barbies and iPad.

Isabella Banos es una miembra de Launchpad, ella tiene cinco anos y le gusta jugar en el mercado. Su favorito actividad es siendo un cliente y pagando por su comestibles. En casa Isabella le gusta jugar con sus Barbies y con su iPad.