Category Archives: Museum Fun at Home

How to take the fun of museums and re-create it at home or school

The Fun Doesn’t Have to Stop

Museum Educators are constantly thinking about how to get people excited and KEEP them excited the museum. After all, they want you to come back!  Besides having interesting things to do when you are actually there, many educators (especially those … Continue reading

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Does it Roll? Embracing small science moments

In a post for the National Science Teachers Association I talked about looking out for the “small science moments” throughout the day.  Toddlers will joyfully embrace science  (especially if it is science related to gravity!) so all we have to … Continue reading

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Eureaka! Science in the Bathtub

Science can happen anywhere!  For caregivers with infants and toddlers you learn quickly to grab any chance you have to help your child explore and learn about the world.  In fact, if you look closely at your day you’ll find … Continue reading

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Visiting a Museum From the Comfort of Home

So, it is going to snow tonight.  A lot, according to the weather guys, and there is going to be ice and sleet too.  This is on top of the “a lot” we’ve already had this year.  The commuters aren’t … Continue reading

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Am I Allowed to Have a Favorite Toy?

I had written a pretty snarky post about “unitasker toys” (riffing off of Alton Brown‘s strong dislike of single purpose kitchen tools)  You know the toys I mean, the ones that are only fun if you play with them the … Continue reading

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Everyday Museums

I remain an unashamed advocate of taking kids to museums (babies, toddlers, big kids….all kids).  If you are feeling nervous because you aren’t sure if they will like it or don’t know what to do when you are there…that is … Continue reading

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Eric Carle, Keith Haring and Teachable Moments

In my definition, a “teachable moments” are the unexpected lessons that come up in the day that you have to grab at…even if the don’t ‘t fit the curriculum.  These lessons can be the strongest and are often more about … Continue reading

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Sing Out Loud!

It didn’t take me long in the preschool classroom to learn the power of song.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not a singer, but that didn’t seem to matter.  I could repeat the same request until I was blue … Continue reading

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New Posts for American History, NAEYC and Kid Trips!

I’ve been lucky enough to find a few soapboxes where I can talk about young children and museums.  This week, I had three pieces published all within a few days of each other! For American History, a follow up on … Continue reading

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Toddler Approved Museum Activities/What Do You DO Anyway?

I always have a little trouble explaining what Cabinet of Curiosities is all about.  If someone catches me off guard I usually say “Well, I really feel strongly that young children belong in museums.  So, I do programs for kids … Continue reading

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