Posts by Museum Intern

Fun and Easy Ways to Connect Math with Literacy

Math is a way of measuring, sequencing, patterning and exploring shapes, volume and size.  Math for young learners should not be complex and can be incorporated into their daily routines. Below are various books that help teach mathematics to children. There are also activities listed to connect math with the literature.   Fish Eyes:  A Book You Can…

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Fun and Easy Ways to Connect Engineering with Literacy

Engineering is a way of doing.  It is about learning to solve problems, using various materials, designing, creating, and constructing things that work. Listed below are books and hands-on activities that will connect engineering with literature and help teach children how to solve problems. Freight Train by Donald Crews This story shows a freight train and…

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Fun and Easy Ways to Connect Technology with Literacy

Technology is a way of doing.  It is about using tools, identifying problems, being inventive and making things work. Below are various books and activities to connect technology with literature!   Basher: Go! Go! Bobo Colors by Simon Basher Bouncy Bobo can’t sit still. He just has to bounce his way across the pages of this book, painting…

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Play and its Relationship to Language

Play and its Relationship to Language By Karen A Francioso-Howe, MS CCC Play, play, play It is such an important part of a child’s preschool development.  It is how a child learns to problem-solve, interact, turn-take and socialize with peers.  But, did you know that play is also an important prerequisite for language development? People…

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Fun and Easy Ways to Connect Science with Literacy

Science is a way of thinking.  It is observing, predicting and experimenting, forming a hypothesis, testing it through experiments then comparing the results with the predictions.  Typical science activities include comparing and contrasting natural materials like liquids and solids, blowing bubbles, and planting a garden. Below are books that discuss the environment and nature. Along with the…

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Technology and your Child’s Sleep – Helpful or Harmful?

Technology and Your Child’s Sleep – Helpful or Harmful? By: Amy Gemmiti, LCSW In many households, a common bedtime routine looks like this:  after dinner, your child watches a TV show or plays a few games on a laptop or tablet to help “wind down” from a busy day.  As the child goes to bed, he…

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Ear Infection and its Impact on Speech and Language Development

Ear Infection and its impact on speech and language development By Karen A. Francioso-Howe, MS CCC You may not think of speech and language development as being related to health. In fact, there are many factors which can contribute to a child’s delayed speech and language development. One important health-related issue that affects many children…

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Teach Your Family the Value of Giving Back This Season

As the leaves begin to change and the temperature starts dropping, it’s safe to say that the Fall season is officially underway.  Halloween costumes fill the stores and kids are bringing home more crafts coated with the colors of the season than can fit of the refrigerator door.  Plans of apple picking, pumpkin carving and…

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Tricks to Make Your Night a Real Treat

Halloween is always a spook-tacular night of fun, but trick-or-treaters are two times more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents on Halloween than they are any other night of the year. Keep you and your little ghouls and goblins safe this October 31st by following these simple Halloween safety tips.   Children under 12…

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5 Easy, DIY Halloween Costumes for Children

Halloween is quickly approaching! Supermarket shelves are lined with endless bags of chocolate and sweets, and spooky decorations are infiltrating the seasonal section at Target. You know what that means… Costume time! Whether you and your kids are going trick-or-treating, attending a costume party, or visiting the Children’s Museum in Easton for their annual Halloween…

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