Archive for November, 2016

Books to Help Teach Kindness

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As a continuation of last week’s blog, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite books that have an underlying theme of kindness, empathy, dealing with difficult feelings, respect for others’ differences, and other topics regarding friendship. By experiencing rich, often complex, well-developed plots and characters in books, children are better positioned to deal with conflict in their own lives. Children’s literature in general is an excellent way to facilitate conversations with children. Use open-ended questions ...

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Cultivating Kindness

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Anyone who works with or has young children knows that they are driven by an innate need to understand how the world operates. Noticing and being interested in differences is one manifestation of this drive to learn. These differences can pertain to objects and surroundings but also to people from a physical standpoint and emotional as well.

As of late, a topic that has been at the forefront of my mind is that of teaching kindness, empathy, and an appreciation for ...

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What’s Happening in the Color Booth?

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At the Museum, we honor and celebrate children’s individuality and creativity in the opportunities we provide for them, but also by including their voices in what we do – whether that be the quotes on the hoops hanging from the ceiling in Creativity Connections or the art on display in the Good Show! Gallery. In the spirit of election season we decided to once again honor the voice of our visitors and hold an election of our own.

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