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New Years Resolution

Asking for help is not my forte. When it comes to my job (both Cabinet of Curiosities and stay-at-home Mom) I feel like I shouldn’t inconvenience anyone or else, what? I don’t deserve to work? I shouldn’t have any of … Continue reading

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5 Minute Object Lessons

“Object based learning” sounds like such a buzzword. Maybe it brings to mind a really complicated lesson with a lot of moving parts, or a super unique object that the child has never seen before. Sure, you could do it … Continue reading

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Collecting is Child’s Play

Went for a rainy, fall wander with my three year old and quickly realized…anyone who says that museums aren’t for kids has never been on a walk with a young child. “Oh Mama, look at that one! Oh Mama! I … Continue reading

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Nursing and Changing and Strollers…Oh My

Taking advantage of the tables at the National Museum of American History When my son was little and I started taking him to museums, I quickly realized that I was spending most of my mental energy on logistics.  What door … Continue reading

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Milestones Should Be Celebrated

Occasionally the things I write on here wander away from strictly museums-and-young children. Today is one of those days. This is something that has been on my mind for a few days now and I’m a little nervous about sharing … 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

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From Amateur to Expert

We are used to the idea that kids need time to go from amateur to expert. We don’t expect them to roll over…then get up and run around the room. We even have a buzzy education word to describe helping … Continue reading

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Little Golden Books: How to use them?

I recently wrote about the treasure trove of Little Golden Books that we were given by my Godfather. As part of my “museum origin story” the focus was on how their history and connection to the past was so exciting. … Continue reading

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Museum Education: An Origin Story

“How did you get into museum education?” It is probably the 1st question I get asked when I start explaining my work. I’m sure I’m not alone and many of my Museum Ed colleagues talk about inspiring teachers, memorable internships … Continue reading

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Outdoor and Environmental Education: A Toddler’s Guide

Outdoor and Environmental Education sounds so formal…but it doesn’t have to look or feel that way. Over and over I’ve talked about embracing “science moments” as a way to make the science come alive for young children, without being overwhelming … Continue reading

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