Category: #PlayMoreMN

“Let’s Play!” Signs Promote the Amazing Power of Play

“Let’s Play!” Signs Promote the Amazing Power of Play

MUSEUM NEWS “Let’s Play!” Signs Promote the Amazing Power of Play Bob Ingrassia, VP of External Relations 19 August 2016 It’s no surprise that we’re huge fans of play here at Minnesota Children’s Museum. We especially love seeing children get the time, space and...
Play is More than “Just Fun” — It’s How Kids and Adults Learn

Play is More than “Just Fun” — It’s How Kids and Adults Learn

Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester is taking a powerful position that says one of the keys to helping our community tackle the challenges of today and the future will come from an unlikely source – and that’s play. Raising Awareness on the Power of Play “JUMBOJenga...
Perseverance

Perseverance

Parent Resources Power of Play Blog Parent Resources Home Power of Play Blog Activity Ideas Powerful Play Play Research Museum Home Our children give us a gazillion reasons to capture moments with pictures on a daily basis. And when we snap that pic, what is often the...
Core Strength does More Than You Think

Core Strength does More Than You Think

Warm and sunny spring weather practically requires a trip to the local park. Before you swing  with your your kids, pause for a moment to take in the sea of excited children in constant motion. You may be sitting, standing, or about to join them in activity yourself,...
We Need Big Healthy Fun!

We Need Big Healthy Fun!

Despite the proven benefits to a child’s development, physical play is vastly disappearing. Recess has been increasingly reduced and replaced by test preparation and, in fact, physical play for children has decreased by 50 percent over the last forty years. Our...
Cultivate an Open Mind in Your Children

Cultivate an Open Mind in Your Children

If we were to ask adults, “What is this?”   most people would say a black dot. Well, they might also call it a circle, a period, a blob or polka dot too. Show children the same black dot and ask, “What is this?” and you will hear boundless possibilities. A pupil. A...

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