Archive for August, 2015

Why Pretend Play?

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By Alix Tonsgard | DCM Early Learning Specialist

child pretend plays in the DuPage Children's MuseumOne way children learn is by imagining and doing. Pretend play is one of the ways children learn about themselves, their families, and the world around them. Pretend play is about so much more than creativity and imagination. There are many important skills that children develop as they pretend to be a fireman, dress up like ...

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Learning Spaces

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By Chris Barry | School Program Manager

In his blog on learning spaces, Lucien Vattel addresses the spaces in which our students are learning. “We as a society have agreed by doctrine that our children will come together in a building and learn, and yet we allow our kids to be behind desks for a majority of their developing years…. Students don’t need places to sit, listen and write. Instead they need places to connect, explore, discover and ...

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Back to School

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By Alix Tonsgard | DCM Early Learning Specialist

Starting school, whether it’s daycare, preschool, kindergarten, or even first grade, can cause many children to feel anxious. Older children might worry that they won’t have friends, that they won’t like the teacher, that they will get lost, and so on. In general these anxieties are related to a sense that so many unknown variables create a loss of control. Talking to you child, describing the daily routines, including arrival, ...

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Tiny Great Performances™ at DCM this Fall!!

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By: Rachel Davis| DuPage Children’s Museum Exhibit Developer

We are excited to announce our Tiny Great Performances™ series for Fall 2015. Tiny Great Performances take place at the Museum on weekends in fall and spring. These performances offer children and their families the magic of live performance in an intimate setting. This season we have five dynamite performances scheduled.

Grant Street Quartet

Join us as we kick off our series with Chicago Opera Playhouse performing ...

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