about children's museums
As communities grow and thrive, a children's museum often follows suit. through the goodwill of parents and educators, humble beginnings grow over time to become powerful attractions and vibrant anchors in urban renewal (ex., Boston Children's Museum).
The children's museum is a safe environment where discovery and failure are rewarded by new learning. Through these self-directed insights, children sharpen curious minds by applying reasoning and logic. They are immersed in behavior that requires cooperation, imagination and experimentation -- all life lessons good for the long haul.
in the 21st century, education for children is changing rapidly towards a tech ready and sustainably focused existence. the Fundamentals still apply to a child's earliest learnings, yet these are coupled to new repositories of creative thinking and emotional intelligence, like Coding, robotics and empathy. as An advocate of experiential learning for all ages, i value the essential role that Museums play in a national debate over the future of education in America. -- cia