Archive for November, 2017

Let’s Make Some Noise!

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If you have little ones in your life there is no doubt that you are very familiar with the fact that from the moment they are able to grasp an object, that they are driven to bang, shake, and throw it on the floor. They do this to learn, not to give us headaches. By acting on objects in these ways, they are gathering important information about their environments, what their bodies are capable of, and the properties of the ...

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A Closer Look at Art Is Instrumental

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This past week we were thrilled to unveil our newest exhibit Art Is Instrumental! In creating this exhibit we continually talked about how “it starts with art” meaning that art is the inspiration and focus of this exhibit and music is the vehicle through which to experience the art in a very unique and maybe even unexpected way. We wanted children and their adult caregivers to have opportunities to experience how artists interpret instruments and musicians, how art can be ...

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All Dressed Up With Places To Go!

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All of the costumed visitors that came to play at the Museum this week had me thinking about one of my favorite topics, dramatic or pretend play. I find dramatic play to be so fascinating in part due to the fact that it is universal; research has been done that documents this type of play occurring in communities all over the world and, even cooler, is that it naturally begins to take place virtually like clockwork around 18-24 months of ...

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