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Conferences and Trainings…What Next?

As I’ve moved jobs from the museum to the classroom to the in-between contractor existence one thing has remained constant, workshops and conferences have been a big part of keeping me professionally “healthy.” It is often the one time in … Continue reading

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Routines

How many times have you read Goodnight Moon? In a day? In a week? In a row? If there is a young child in your life I bet there is A book that has been read until you can let … Continue reading

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#MuseumEdChat

Slowly but surely I’ve been taking on Twitter. I’m following folks, I’m making lists…and now I’m even helping launch a weekly chat. #MuseumEdChat (Thursdays, 8:00pm EST) is for anyone in the museum world, and especially those that think about education … Continue reading

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Encouraging Play in Museums

“Teaching kids to play” is something that goes on constantly at home and in the early childhood classroom, but it also has implications for a museum or other informal learning space.  These kids are just learning the fundamentals of play, … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids How to Play

It seems to so counter-intuitive to us adults that children need to be “taught” how to play. After all, they are kids! It is what they do! Think about it though, we call play “the work of children,” how many … 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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Articles in “Teaching Young Children”

Publishing on the web has been exciting…but I will admit there is something very satisfying about seeing your words “in print!” I have had two articles come out in “Teaching Young Children” (a NAEYC publication) and luckily they are offering … 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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Using Food for Play with Young Children

As a follow up to my post on “Process vs. Product” centered art, I was thinking about using food in art and play with young children. When I say “using food” I don’t mean having them help cook, exploring different … Continue reading

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Presentation Inspiration

                                            “Conference Selfie” Is that a thing? My favorite kind of presentation is the one where I don’t have to do a whole lot. No, not because I am lazy, but because it means the conversation has taken off and … Continue reading

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