Play At Home Blog

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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!

Ice Water Color Activity

March 19, 2020

Looking for a fun and creative activity to do with your little one? Watch the video below as our educator Cameron walks you through an ice water coloring activity!

Fill the Day with Play: Your Family Playbook for Making Any Time Playtime

February 11, 2020

Very rarely will you hear a parent or caregiver complain that they simply don’t have enough to do. Juggling the daily tasks and responsibilities of raising a family can often feel like a full-time job — and often piled on top of the tasks and responsibilities of another full-time job. Where can one find the…

‘Little Farm’ offers active learning for children ages 0-3

January 23, 2020

Click Here to learn more about the new and improved ‘Little Farm’ exhibit at the Children’s Museum Downtown! Want to learn more about The Basics? Check out this site!

A World of Holiday Traditions and Culture on Display at the Children’s Museum

December 13, 2019

Throughout the year, all four area locations of the Children’s Museum are focused on its mission of inspiring growth in all children by engaging families in learning through play — or as they are fond of saying at the Children’s Museum, when children play ahead, they get ahead. Some benefits of play are naturally more apparent than…

Art is in Play: Creative in Residence at the Children’s Museum

November 12, 2019

The Children’s Museum has built a reputation for engaging experiences that foster creativity in both children and their caregivers. Now, they’re doing so in a way that hasn’t been seen at the Museum in a generation, with the launch of a new Creative in Residence program with artist Nastassja Swift. Encouraging a better understanding of…

Children’s Museum helps develop motor skills with ‘play’

October 11, 2019

Click Here to learn about how children develop motor skills with play!

RVA Parenting Feature: Universal Design for Learning

September 13, 2019

Click Here to watch a video to learn about the Children’s Museum work with Universal Design for Learning!