two researchers sit with a child at a table, while his mom looks on
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:00am

By the time they reach preschool age, children are remarkably adept at evaluating others. That is, they understand that someone who shares is more generous than someone who doesn’t share, and that someone who shares more is more generous than... READ MORE

a mother and son see themselves in a hinged mirror as they play with geometric shapes
Denise LeBlanc
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:14am

“Look, look, there’s 13 of me!” exclaims a young boy as he peers into a nearly closed Hinged Mirror. “I can’t see you,” says his mom. He opens the mirror wider and there are fewer reflections of him. “It needs to be almost closed!” he declares.... READ MORE

young girls play with magna tiles on a light table
Denise LeBlanc
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 2:58pm

Last year I spent a lot of time tricking people: fooling librarians, teachers, visitors, and even my coworkers and family. I made them do math…willingly yet unknowingly! During workshops, meetings, and at family gatherings, I would quietly put... READ MORE

a father plays with his young child
Alli Leake
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:28pm

More brain development happens before a child’s third birthday than at any other time in life. Between birth and age three, the brain grows from 25% to 80% of its adult size and forms one million new neural connections each second. If a baby’s... READ MORE

two young children "skate" on a smooth white surface in their socks
Liz Leahey
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 3:21pm

Set a kid wearing socks on a slippery floor and inevitably, sock skating will follow. This is proving true at the Discovery Museum, where our outdoor sock-skating rink is encouraging children—and parents and grandparents—to slip, slide, and spin... READ MORE

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