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Product vs. Process Centered Art

“Process vs. Product” centered art is a pretty trendy buzzword in early childhood education circles. But, what does it mean? Why does it matter? After all, aren’t all art/craft projects a process? In a nutshell, “Product” centered art is when … Continue reading

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Try it Again

My friend and her daughter happily explored room to room in the Hirshhorn, stopping here and there for an endearing toddler-on-point observation. ” A cow!” she announced breathlessly under the sculpture “The Dangerous Logic of Wooing, 2002” and still later … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Parents

When I am planning a program for a library, school or other community group…the focus is on the kids.  After all, that is my target audience, they are the ones who will be sitting in front of me. So, when … Continue reading

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Delighting in My Child’s Interest: Trucks!

My son loves cars, trucks and all things that go.  I know a lot of Moms might say that…but in our house that is the main toy of interest at all times. At first, I was a little worried about … Continue reading

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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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You Don’t Have to Be Quiet in a Museum

That’s right, I said it…you don’t have to be quiet in a museum. This is one of the most persistent myths I hear about, that museums need the same reverent silence expected in most houses of worship. It isn’t true! … 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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