It seems text messaging dumbs us down, but games like Words With Friends expand our appreciation for the English language -- thank you, triple letter score “qi.” You don’t have to be a wordsmith to appreciate the lexicon. After all “cellar door” rolls off the tongue of folks of all ages. Arizona Museum for Youth debuted the “Art Speaks” exhibition to examine the art of the English language with youthful enthusiasm. This exhibit focuses on both the art and science of language in a way that is fun and engaging for young children. Families are encouraged to partake in hands-on activities including calligraphy writing, Braille reading, and collage art, in addition to scoping out masterfully designed chairs fashioned out of street signs.
Get in touch with language from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, at Arizona Museum for Youth, 35 North Robson Street in Mesa. Admission is $7. The exhibit runs through Sunday, January 19, 2014. Call 480-644-2467 or visit www.arizonamuseumforyouth.com.