Archive for June, 2016

Creativity in Thinking

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Creativity in thinking, doing, and as a way of being in the world, is something that we are extremely passionate about here at DuPage Children’s Museum. So much so that we put a lot of time and thought into ensuring that every experience we provide for children, whether an exhibit, a school program, a summer camp, or studio program, stimulates creative thoughts and processes. We believe that supporting creativity supports the development of children who will become persistent and confident ...

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Exploring the Natural World

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The natural world is a playground and place of discovery for adults and children alike. It is a place for adventure, exploration, and imagination as well as generating a deepening care and connectedness with our environment. Some of my fondest, most magical childhood memories include exploring at the Garfield Park Conservatory, feeding the geese and running down the hills at the Arboretum, and spending hours swimming and sifting through pebbles on the shore of Lake Michigan. Continue Reading →

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Why Summer Camp?

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Summer is an opportunity to keep those developing brains active! Many children suffer from summer brain drain or summer learning loss. Studies indicate that children can lose as much as two to three months of math and reading skills over the long summer break. It’s a real phenomenon and one behind the push for year-round school.

So your children are home from school for the summer – What do you do? Researchers and educators have many suggestions. If you ...

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Math and Motion

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Math is often thought about as a very rational thinking, left-brained activity, and art is often considered to be the opposite – feeling, affective, and right-brained. This dichotomous view of the arts and math is largely responsible for the way that these subjects are frequently taught separately from one another. When you think more closely about it, however, the two frequently overlap. Indeed, the arts, music, and visual art consist of a variety of mathematical concepts. At ...

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