a grandfather sits next to his 1 year old granddaughter as she sits astride a large dinosaur statue
Cheryl Beaudoin
September 30, 2021

Discovery Museum CEO Neil Gordon became a grandfather just over a year ago. Neil’s grandfather name is Gogo! I always love hearing how grandparent names come about—for Neil it was because of one of the first books he read to his granddaughter... READ MORE

a young boy plays with cars on a low table
Cheryl Beaudoin
September 12, 2021


Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. —Abraham Maslow

Grandparents play with their grandchildren in so many ways.  Whether it’s building with blocks or LEGOs, creating things with clay or play dough, or making a... READ MORE

a grandmother asks her young grandchild about the food he is eating
Cheryl Beaudoin
August 29, 2021


Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. —Margaret Mead

As an early childhood educator who came to that career later in life, I was on a learning curve when I came into the classroom. Critical thinking was... READ MORE

a grandmother sits in a chair holding her four grandchildren
Cheryl Beaudoin
August 15, 2021


Why a blog devoted to grandparents? And, what will we be discovering, anyway? 

The Board and staff of the Discovery Museum have long recognized that grandparents are very important elements of our visitor community. We’d like to... READ MORE