Open Doors, Open Minds: Museums Provide a Place for Play

Even for the littlest among us, time constraints exist because of homework or other activities scheduled down to the minute. Electronic devices are a constant presence, their glowing screens tempting children to stay inside even on the sunniest of days. Competitive sports teams offer activity but often inside a rigid structure that make them seem more like work than fun.

To Encourage Learning and Play, the Children's Museum is Hitting the Road

If you’ve ever watched children at play, you know they are doing real work. Whether it’s building with blocks, making up the rules of a game or inventing an intricate story, children are engaging in real cognitive, social and emotional work through play. This is particularly true of STEM or STEAM activities. STEM (short for science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM (which adds art into the mix) play enable … Read More

How One Museum is Breaking Down the Barriers to Play

The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is a place where caregivers can let the kids burn off some energy: where children can zip from activity to activity - crafting a masterpiece in the Art Room or filling their pint-sized shopping carts with pretend fruits and vegetables. But these activities are more than just fun ways to spend the day. Play-based learning is a proven key to early childhood brain development, … Read More