First the good news: When kids play, they grow and learn. Their brains develop. They figure out how to solve problems. They flex their creativity. They learn to speak, listen and understand. All of this happens naturally and automatically. That’s the power of play.
When kids tell me that they are bored, I usually ask them to wait until I can find a chair so I can sit down while they tell me all about it. I want them to know how interested I am in their boredom, considering they are in a classroom full of friends and activities. They usually do not hang around long enough to tell me their woes because the underlying message is clear: their boredom is their responsibility.
Our goal at the museum was simple – to create a series of videos that bring to life tips that parents can use to enhance the learning that happens when their kids play. We wanted to do something different than we have in the past. We wanted to get away from a talking head-type video and get more creative and more engaging. Enter Pixel Farm, an award-winning creative studio based in Minneapolis.