Category: #PlayMoreMN

The Thicket:  Our New Enchanting Retreat in the Backyard

The Thicket: Our New Enchanting Retreat in the Backyard

The Thicket: Our New Enchanting Retreat in the Backyard SARA KERR Director of Content and Communications Does your dining room frequently become a pirate ship or medieval castle with the addition of a few blankets and other props? Then you already know how kids are...
Spreading Joy

Spreading Joy

Not only are we strong advocates of play but we also believe spreading joy has equal value. There are a few ways we instill joy at our museum–first, by nurturing our curious learners. We believe giving children options and freedom to explore through guided-play encourages them to find pleasure in learning.

New Museum, New Approach to Our Exhibits

New Museum, New Approach to Our Exhibits

The museum’s exhibit designers focused on creating open-ended experiences that put kids in charge of their own experience. At the heart of the newly expanded Minnesota Children’s Museum are 10 new permanent exhibits.

Why It’s Good to Let Children Play

Why It’s Good to Let Children Play

When I was 7 I had a box of Barbies that I played with for hours acting out stories, coloring their skin and building them houses. While my sisters and grandmother were certainly around, no one directed me how to play with them or cared what I did to them. At...
Why It’s Good to Let Children Play

Preschoolers Need to Get Outside!

Even hardy Minnesotans sometimes need reminders about the importance of getting children outside despite how low the mercury might drop in the dead of winter.  In her blog post, Preschoolers Need to Get Outside!, educator and Improv Parenting founder Keren Gudeman,...
The Secret Life of a Jacket

The Secret Life of a Jacket

In the daily hustle and bustle, much of children’s schedules revolve around choices made by the adults who care for them. Many children move throughout their day being shuffled from one transition to another. Often, the transitions lead to frustrations and meltdowns...

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