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Preschoolers Need to Get Outside!

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...

“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...

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.

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...

Behind the Scenes – Forces at Play

Behind the Scenes – Forces at Play

It won’t be long before we open the first new permanent exhibit in our expanded and renovated museum in downtown St. Paul. Forces at Play in the 3M Gallery will welcome visitors in August. This exhibit will be a blast – literally. You and your kids will experiment...

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