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Are You Doing It Wrong?

(Photos show a collage of pictures I took over the weekend at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Industry) Would you like to know a secret? Unless you are damaging the collections, or interfering with other … Continue reading

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“Hands On” Art

The first child picked up the brush and dunked it in the paint. As the paint dripped off onto her hand she ran the brush back and forth spreading a thick coat all over her hand and arm. She was … Continue reading

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First Day/Last Day

This picture is a reminder to myself that children develop in fast leaps and in slow and steady climbs. On the right it says “My Last Day of School” and is filled with the careful script of my almost-four-year-old.  On … Continue reading

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You Should Make Him Share

“You should make him share” It was said  in a stage whisper, so that I could hear it but also so the little boy’s caregiver could hear it. I understood her reasoning. He had mounds of clay, a mountain of … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play

“Invitations to Play” is a buzzword I didn’t even know existed until I joined Pinterest. Now, I scroll through hundreds of blogs all linked to this idea.  Basically, an “invitation to play” is a set of materials that you set … Continue reading

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“Engaging Young Children in Museums”- New Book!

I’ve talked a lot about the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) on this blog. It was my first “classroom teaching” gig and gave me a chance every day to try out ways that the museum could benefit young children. Sharon … Continue reading

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“Museums and Early Childhood Education”-NAEA Google Hangout

Since starting Cabinet of Curiosities I’ve had a lot of “firsts.”  I’ve been published, started teaching science classes, been a guest lecturer and given docent trainings. This month, I had another new adventure…moderating a Google Hangout on young children in … Continue reading

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