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Play to Learn at Home with DCM

“Play really is the work of childhood.” – Mister Rogers

During play, children are testing out ideas, learning and practicing new skills, and building relationships. When children seek to answer their own questions through playful experimentation, they are using critical thinking skills, and they gain a sense of understanding that makes play the most powerful tool for learning.

We’ve curated a variety of Museum tried-and-tested hands-on activities that can be done at home to promote learning while having fun together!

S.T.E.A.M. Play

Explore a variety of hands-on activities that cover the topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. From Squish Painting to experimenting with Chromatography, there’s a little something for everyone.

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Music & Movement

Shake, rattle, and roll. Children love to move and groove! From sing-alongs to Family Yoga, body movement is not only fun for children but also a good opportunity for them to solve problems. So let’s get moving and have some fun.

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Partners In Play

Brain development that occurs during a child’s first two years is rocket science! The grownups in a child’s life are the most important players and advocates for this important time of momentous growth. This video series is geared toward caregivers of children aged two years and younger.

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