Neil Gordon
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:00am

As we work with experts in pediatrics and neuroscience, child development, and early learning on our upcoming exhibit focused on early brain development, we are learning so much.  That 85% of brain development happens in the first three years of... READ MORE

two women wearing museum uniforms stand in front of a large green dinosaur statue
Cara Lonardo-Roy
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:00am

The Discovery Museums are creative, inventive environments designed to inspire children to explore the world around them through play—and to learn about themselves and build skills in the process. Using their senses and imaginations, children... READ MORE

a boy holds a rod with something attached to it by a string over a clear bucket of water, seemingly trying to fish something out
Neil Gordon
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 12:00am

Simply put, play matters because it is how young children learn. It is as simple as that. Not learn in the “accumulation of information” sense, but more holistically, in the sense of finding their abilities and interests, learning about their... READ MORE

two children look out from within a structure they've made out of cardboard boxes and blankets
Neil Gordon
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:00am

Play matters. Play Matters.  We strongly believe the former but not everyone does. And so to bring awareness it, we’ve named this blog the latter.  Why? We want a forum to share ideas about play:  both what we know and what we continue to learn... READ MORE

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