Archive for April, 2015

April is Autism Awareness Month

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By DCM Guest Blogger Carrie Noe DCM Foundation Relations and Grant Writer & Mom

There is a saying – “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” By definition, autism is a spectrum disorder that often interferes with a child’s ability to communicate and interact. The question remains, how do we support our children so that they can grow and develop? One of the answers for my son was learning through play.

Children with autism often experience ...

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The Clean Up Challenge

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Whether at home, at school, or in our Museum, the reality of all things fun and play-like is that there will be a mess to clean up. If you are like most parents, caregivers, or Museum facilitators, getting children to clean up after an engaging play experience can be challenging.

We’ve all been there before. Maybe it’s been one of those mornings and you decide to take the pick-your-battle route and do it yourself. Or maybe you are behind ...

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The Power of Observation

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By: Alix Tonsgard DCM Early Learning Specialist

tessellation The past few weeks I have provided many different ideas of activities to do and ways to play with your children, but this week I want to talk about taking time to sit back and watch. Now I am well aware of what goes on in many of our minds the instant we see our little angels independently engrossed in their play ...

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