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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 at 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!

Barnyard Animal Story Time

March 20, 2020

Parents, go grab your children! Join Ms. Pamela as she reads the “Barnyard Dance”! Bust a move and dance along to the Barnyard Dance! Barnyard Dance written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton.

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!