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Raising “Socio-Economically” Aware Kids

Wouldn’t it be nice if raising/educating children was mostly about the straight-forward stuff? Potty training, sleep schedules, even the “3 Rs” are not easy, but they have clear goals. What trips me up most about being a Mom-to-a-toddler (and was … Continue reading

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The Kindness of “Big Kids”

This blog is about museums and early childhood education, but sometimes I veer a little off course. Today is one of those days, because I am just so overwhelmed by an act of kindness that I got to see. We … Continue reading

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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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State of the Union: Affordable Childcare

I didn’t watch the State of the Union address. This isn’t something I’m proud of, it wasn’t a political statement, I was just too tired. My husband was traveling all week so I put the toddler to bed and pretty … 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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If You Give a Kid a Box….

If you give a kid a box….   They will: * Use it as a table to collect every red thing they can find * Have a platform the perfect height for playing cars and animals * Create a light-weight … Continue reading

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Shadow Exploration

Spend a little time on Pinterest and you’ll probably start to think that learning for kids happens best during carefully curated play experiences. Spend any time with a toddler and you’ll soon discover that the most amazing learning occurs when … Continue reading

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