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The Care and Keeping of Museum Professionals
The museum field is full of amazing, thoughtful, creative people. I’ve been working to bring their insights into a book. I jokingly call it “part self-help book, part group-memoir” because there are topics that can meet you where you are … Continue reading
Learning Through Play: A Flow Chart
Sometimes I’m asked how “just playing” can POSSIBLY lead to learning. Especially “real” things like reading or math. Well, allow me to show you. As a class we read “I Want to Be In A Scary Story” by Sean Taylor. … Continue reading
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5 year old- “Why do all these books have girls in them?” Me- “You know, it is strange, most books for kids have either boys as the main characters or animals! So, when I see a good book with a … Continue reading
Where Do Your Books Live?
If you work with young children, take a moment and think about your space. Where are the books? Are they in a cozy reading corner? Think about when books make an appearance in your day. Is it just when you … Continue reading
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Just Not Her Thing?
When my son was little, it became obvious very quickly that books were one of his favorite things. As soon as he could sit and coordinate his hands he would flip through pages on his own, and he would bring … Continue reading
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But When Will They WRITE?!?
The picture is a little blurry, but let me see if I can “set the scene” for you. In the bath the other night my 3.5 year old was playing with a squirt bottle. “LOOK Mama!” He shouted excitedly “I … Continue reading
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Looking for Books? A few suggestions for the preschooler in your life
I spent all of this summer either being (super) pregnant and running after a 3 year old, or trying to take care of a newborn and running after a 3 year old. Neither situation left me with a lot of … Continue reading
“Reading” Wordless Books
Have you ever tried to read a wordless book with your child? Even for someone who is an enthusiastic and confident reader, I get a little stuck with those. Without words to guide you, it is easy to feel a … 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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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