Tag Archives: American History

Look Don’t Touch

How “interactive” a museum is often how people judge whether it is “kid-friendly” or not. I’d like to challenge that.  Sometimes, even a space where you can’t touch anything can be a totally immersive, interactive experience for kids of all … Continue reading

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Babies in Museums…Do They Belong?

Every new parent has their own hurdles to overcome.  For some, it is the sleep deprivation.  For others, it is figuring out the rhythm of this little person that depends on you.  For me, I struggled with feeling isolated from … 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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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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Taking a Toddler to the Museum: Why Bother? (New Post on “O Say Can You See?”)

From the last post I put up (When a Museum Visit Goes Wrong), you might think that taking your toddler to the museum isn’t worth the effort.  Nothing could be further from the truth! I am a firm believer that … Continue reading

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Escaping the parent trap: Facing tough topics with kids at the museum (New Post on “O Say Can You See?”)

When I was taking 3, 4 and 5 year olds into the museum every day, my brain was honed to look for “traps.”  These were the edgy exhibits that usually involved nudity and maybe had subject matter that was dark … Continue reading

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Making Museum Visits Engaging for Kids (New Post on “O Say Can You See?”)

As someone who loves museums, I consider myself to be very, very lucky.  I live within walking distance of a Metro that will zip me to downtown D.C. in 45min.  From there I can easily walk to dozens of museums, … Continue reading

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