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What Is #PlayMoreMN All About?

What Is #PlayMoreMN All About?

  Ever feel in your gut that we're putting kids under too much pressure these days? Hurry up or we'll be late. Did you practice today? Where's that assignment you're supposed to turn in? Pay attention or you'll never learn. Not now. At Minnesota...

Big Things Come in Small Packages

Big Things Come in Small Packages

When Minnesota Children's Museum announced plans for a big expansion project, plenty of people got excited — including a 4-year-old boy named Arthur. “When we got an email from the children's museum about the expansion, Arthur had me read him the whole...

Play Creates Learning Moments

Everyone enjoys a dose of fun, but did you know that kids tend to absorb information, both simple and complex, easier when they are engaged in some form of play. When they play it’s fun, but it’s also a key opportunity for learning.  Studies show that...

Giving Life to Action Figures

Whether it’s giving life to action figures and stuffed animals or by simply “playing house,” pretend play allows your child to think creatively and use their imagination. Pretend play promotes development of the whole self cognitively, socially, and...

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