Play matters blog

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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two children look out from within a structure they've made out of cardboard boxes and blankets
Neil Gordon
June 10, 2015

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...

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