Archive for March, 2016

Conducting the Symphony of Your Brain

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Imagine this scenario – it’s the end of the day and you are picking your child up from preschool. There is excitement in the block area as a massive tower comes crashing down, a teacher telling a story with puppets on the rug, and a child having a melt down at the snack table. You tell your child that it is time to go and direct them to go to their cubby and get their coat and backpack. You briefly ...

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Learning through play with Bubbles

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Bubbles are a classic activity enjoyed by almost everyone both in the Museum and out. Like many experiences here at DCM Bubbles are so much more than just fun. While playing with bubbles your child is strengthening their eye-hand coordination and gross motor skills, as well as language development (“Wow, that big one is really high up!”). big bubble in the Museum bubble area Your child is also experiencing ...

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MARCHing on toward Spring Break!

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As the Museum marches toward Spring Break, we will continue to have a variety of programs for you and your family to enjoy together. With the weather getting warmer, we also have some fun suggestions for outdoor family activities.

At the Museum By Michelle Gonzalez | Assistant Public Programs Manager
The Children of Hangzhou exhibit has given us a variety of opportunities to create companion programming. As your children continue to play in the traveling exhibit, here through May 30, ...

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THE MATH IN MUSIC

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Walk through the Museum on any given day, and you will – without fail – encounter little ones in all exhibit areas using everything from glow rods to unit blocks to experiment with sound. Young children are naturally drawn to things that are or can be musical. If you dig into the research on music and brain development, you will find that this natural inclination runs much deeper than pure enjoyment of making noise.

Our bodies naturally respond to ...

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