Play At Home Blog

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Play Ahead – Sibling Rivalry

March 22, 2020

Why can’t they just get along? Rivalry happens between children in most families. Having a brother or sister is wonderful, but it doesn’t mean they will always get along. Sibling rivalry, or competition between the children in a family, is usually a struggle to protect a share of the parents’ love and attention, a result…

Play at Home Guide: Count, Group, and Compare

March 21, 2020

Basics Focus: Count, Group, and Compare Here are some easy activities that can be used at home to engage your children, and continue learning through play. This is a great way for your family to spend time together, help your children develop new skills, and have opportunities for learning through play. If you would like…

Play Ahead – What Children Need

March 21, 2020

Time In this fast-paced world, time is at a premium. But sharing your time with a child is one of the most loving things a parent can do for them. It is not so much the quantity of time spent with them, but the fact that they have undivided attention during that time. Take the…

Play Ahead, Get Ahead

March 20, 2020

Posted May 13, 2019 RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – To the casual observer, seeing children at play may not look like much at all — a fun and often silly way for kids to pass the time with their friends, neighbors and classmates, but nothing more than that. But make no mistake: while play is often…

Supporting Children with Special Needs

March 20, 2020

March 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT – Updated March 11 at 4:00 PM A visit to the Children’s Museum is a recipe for fun and learning through play — for both children and their caregivers alike. For parents of children with special needs, that recipe may need some additional ingredients or a little change to match…

Play Ahead – Stress

March 20, 2020

It may be helpful to identify some of these stressors for children. The following stressors are grouped according to varying years. Two to Five Years • toilet training • sharing • being disciplined (accepting “no”) • not being understood during the learning to speak stage • fear of animals, noises, certain people • new situations…

COVID-19 Operations and Preparedness

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 OPERATIONS AND PREPAREDNESS FAQ Updated Friday, March 13, 2020 9:30pm The Children’s Museum of Richmond is closed from March 14-27 in solidarity with our community partners and the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our community, especially our visitors, staff, volunteers, and their families, are the top priority. While we tentatively plan…

The Basics

March 20, 2020

The Basics are five fun, simple, and powerful ways to give every child a great start in life! The Basics (PDF) 80% of brain growth happens during the first three years of life. With this in mind, The Children’ Museum has been working to bring these five easy practices to families in a variety of…

Making an Obstacle Course at Home!

March 20, 2020

Get outside and get active! Use household items to create simple challenges and let your little learner be both the tester and creator. Make an obstacle course that requires your child to move their body, track their time and see how fast they can complete it! See who has the best time.

Habitats From Around the World with Pam and Cameron!

March 20, 2020

Enjoy a little activity from our Adapt in the Habitat Program with two of our talented educators, Ms. Pam and Mr. Cameron! Grab a family member, a pencil and paper to play along!