Play matters blog

a girl and her made-at-home suspended table, called a harmonograph
Denise LeBlanc
September 8, 2015

"Why?”  “Why?”  “But, why?” 

Neil Gordon
July 27, 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed by President George H. W. Bush to insure the civil rights of people withdisabilities. The ADA has expanded...

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several children's dress-up capes hang on a rack on a wall painted with blue sky and puffy clouds
Lucas Skorczeski
July 20, 2015

Here at The Discovery Museums we like to point out the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in all things. From what you ate for breakfast, to the clothes you’re wearing, to how you got...

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Neil Gordon
July 7, 2015

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...

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

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...

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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
June 15, 2015

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...

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