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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...

Perseverance

Perseverance

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 very first thing they say? “Let me see!” Or, if not talking yet they likely just stomp right over and snatch the camera out of your...

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...

Recess – Get Outside and Play to Learn More Inside

Recess – Get Outside and Play to Learn More Inside

Thanks to rising academic standards and education reform, time set aside for play during the school day continues to be cut in favor of extended class time. Unlike structured classes, including physical education, recess allows for free, child-led play and is...

Reading Helps Makes Sense of Our Lives

Reading Helps Makes Sense of Our Lives

Reading broadly and avidly, helps us make sense of our own lives, and the lives of others. This is especially true for young children, who have less real world  experience, and less ability to control many of the aspects of their daily lives. Reading books can inspire...

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