Category: The Power of Play

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...
Focused:  When You Just Can’t Stop Playing!

Focused: When You Just Can’t Stop Playing!

It’s inevitable. It’s going to happen…..often. Your child will be completely engrossed in something when it is time to do something else. You kindly ask them to wrap up what they are doing, and their reaction appears as if they didn’t hear you. You remind them again. Still nothing. One final plea to finish up and this time, without even stopping what they are doing and looking up, they beg you for “5 more minutes.” As frustrating as this may be to us as parents for other reasons, this situation is also your child showing their ability to focus.

Successful People Play

Successful People Play

Play is More than “Just Fun” It’s how kids and adults learn. Minnesota Children’s Museum is taking a strong stand 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. The...

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