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Children Often Too Busy to Play, Survey of Parents Finds

Minnesota Children’s Museum published the survey results in a report titled “Play Under Pressure.” The Museum commissioned the survey to gain insight about parents’ attitudes regarding play during an era in which discussions about screen time, school readiness, over-scheduled kids and parenting styles are commonplace.

More than 1,000 parents and other caregivers completed the survey, which was developed in partnership with the Museum’s Research Advisory Council and conducted by public opinion research firm InsightDynamo.

A Mandate for Playful Learning

The Power of Play: A Research Summary on Play and Learning, written by Dr. Rachel E. White from the Institute of Child Development at University of Minnesota, is a unique and robust compilation of published research on the major types of play for young children and related learning benefits.

Museum Technology Scan

Museums and cultural organizations across the nation are employing a wide variety of digital technologies to engage and educate visitors. Minnesota Children’s Museum, using funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, commissioned a thorough scan of the onsite mobile technology landscape. The Museum Technology Scan will help the museum and peer organizations learn about and evaluate the multiple options for employing digital technology in enriching visitor experiences.

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