Archive for August, 2016

Farm Fresh

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Summer is one of my favorite times of year purely because of all of the fresh produce but If you are a parent or work with young children in any capacity, you are well aware of the fact that getting our little ones to try these things, or meal times in general, can be very stressful for both adults and children. girl cookingBetween the ages of two and five years it ...

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Laying the Foundation for Literacy

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This weekend DCM will once again join the Naperville Public Library on the Riverwalk for one of my favorite summer programs, the StoryWalk. Early literacy, much like all other areas of development, is significantly influenced not only by a child’s earliest experience and interactions with materials, but almost more importantly by the interactions with the significant adults in their lives.

In a similar vein, children who are read to early and often are supported in developing a positive association with ...

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Storywalk Throwback

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Today’s blog throws back to September 2014. Join us for the next
Storywalk Saturday, August 20 at the Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion./p>

DuPage Children’s Museum partners with the Naperville Public Library and the Naperville Park District for a StoryWalk™ on the Riverwalk!

Over 210 people arrived downtown on a brisk September morning to take part in the first ever StoryWalk™ on the Riverwalk. The morning was filled with reading, play, and FUN!

StoryWalk™ is a literacy and physical activity medium ...

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Spotlight on Math Young Explorers

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The past few weeks we have been focusing on our earliest learners, as we are passionate about supporting and understanding that learning begins at birth. Because early learning in particular is influenced by the child’s environment as well as the interactions they have with others within those environments, we pay close attention to organizing the Young Explorers areas in the Museum in ways that promote brain development and provide experiences that help even the youngest infants begin to understand ...

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