Is it Summer Already?

Hard to believe that June is not only here but is almost half over!  Cabinet of Curiosities has had a busy spring and I am so grateful for all of the support and interest we’ve had from the community. Just a quick re-cap of the things that have been happening….

Science Sleuths at PB&Jack is in full swing and we’ve just added a roster of summer classes that will include a snack and time in the play area! This summer we will be exploring the hidden science of stories and will revisit some favorite picture books. You can also mix and match with other workshops that they are offering through the “workshop pass” option.  Call 703-865-7773 or stop in today to sign up your child.

Summer RecCenter classes are still registering and it looks like the “Wiggles and Tales” class will definitely run.  If the other classes don’t reach their registration needs we will just try again in the fall!

I am so excited to be going up to the Hudson River Museum in a few weeks for a docent training.  We will be exploring how young children learn in museums and trying our hand at creating programs for them using the collection.  If you would like to offer a workshop for staff and volunteers don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!  It can be a great refresher for museum or early childhood educators to explore young children in museums.

In the past month I’ve done a pop-up story time at the Herndon Arts Festival and also presented  as part of a panel at the American Alliance of Museums’ Annual Conference. It is gratifying to know that young children in museums is being taken seriously by so many people!

Planning is already under way for summer and fall and hopefully there will be a lot more fun programs to offer!  Looking forward to seeing you at one of them.

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