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Marketplace For Kids With Video

By Tom LaVenture
The Jamestown Sun, N.D.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The annualMarketplace for Kids” is all about innovative learning and entrepreneurship education that targets kids in grades 3-8.

The Jamestown Sun, N.D.

Cadence Kurtz said her big idea came to her while walking her dog.

The Gussner Elementary fifth grader and her partner showcased their invention Tuesday at Marketplace for Kids at Harold Newman Arena. The “bandana for dogs” has a zipper pocket to hold items while walking, she said.

“My partner and I realized that other bags that attach to the leash fall down and seemed to fall off,” Cadence said. “We like to put bandanas on the dog anyway, so we figured why not combine those and make it easier?”

Marketplace for Kids started 25 years ago in Jamestown and the annual event is now held in 12 cities all over North Dakota, said Bob Heitkamp, director of Marketplace for Kids. The event is about innovative learning and entrepreneurship education that targets kids in grades 3-8, he said.

“Marketplace for Kids helps kids grow by expanding their minds and reaching outside of their comfort zones,” Heitkamp said.

Marketplace for Kids is an experiential learning activity that exposes kids to a variety of skills and occupations, he said. Some activities involve learning in a classroom environment and others are with people working the equipment they use on the job, he said.

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