Make an Earth Day Splash

With Earth Day approaching and our area experiencing near drought conditions, now is the perfect time to teach your child some simple ways to “Save the Earth”, starting with a tangible resource your child uses every day, water. For starters, help your child realize just how much we use water every day. Young children may…

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Treasure Hunts for the Whole Family

Does your child relish finding clues and hunting for treasure? In the fashion of his/her favorite character, Blue, Dora, or the contestants on Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman, adventure away from the TV and do some exploring of your own.My family’s most recent discovery is the world of Geocaching. In short, there are “treasures” hidden all…

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The Waiting Game

Wait, wait, wait. I guess there’s a reason they call it a waiting room. It seems I’ve spent way too much time waiting in doctor’s offices lately, and now that it’s flu season, an increased amount of children will be going to the doctor’s for an increased amount of waiting! But try to look at…

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Making Everyday Activities into Learning Games

Children are constantly learning. What may seem like an ordinary daily activity to you can be an opportunity for your child to discover understandings about the world around him and develop skills to build on. Our job as caregivers is to provide opportunities and support for these discoveries. Here are a few activities you can…

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Still too young for school?

Several parents during our Museum summer camp drop off this year agreed: With the big kids heading to school it leaves some of us wondering what we are going to do with the younger sibling all day. They’ll be lost without their big brother or big sister! However as parents, this is our prime opportunity…

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Outdoor Fun

“Rainbow in a Box” is a great scavenger hunt that siblings or friends from a variety of ages can enjoy. (Adapted from The Siblings’ Busy Book. You may remember the authors’ visit to the museum in April.) First use different colored markers to draw a few 1/2-inch dots on the bottom of a shoe box.…

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