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Why visit childrens museums? Interview with Elizabeth Kaplan

Elizabeth Kaplan is a lawyer who lives in Louisville, Kentucky and a college friend of mine. When she visited Peoria recently I learned that she has taken her children to children’s museums all over the country. 791 more words

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Why are children’s museums museums? – Take 3

For the past few months I have been working an article related to children’s museums, and thinking a great deal about the period from the 1960s to the 1980s, when children’s museums transformed from spaces with collections-based exhibits aimed at elementary school children into play spaces for the under-10 set. 1,131 more words

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The Best Museums in the Country for Crawling Babies

She’s on the move, but not on her feet yet. Lucky for you, there are plenty of museums that cater to the crawling set. Even better, a visit won’t break your budget, since kids under one are almost always free-of-charge. 66 more words

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B's Cracklin' Barbecue, Atlanta GA

There were several instances where I questioned whether I really wanted to move to Tennessee. One was when I heard the advance buzz that Bryan Furman would be opening a second location of his popular Savannah barbecue restaurant about twenty minutes from our old house. 742 more words


Bug Day at the Children's Museum

Drawn by the promise of BUGS, my family and I enjoyed our first trip to London’s Children Museum. It was not my first trip. I was a child when they transformed the school on Wharncliffe into the Children’s Museum. 353 more words


Imagine the Possibilities: 10 Unbelievable Places to Take Your Kidventor

Whether she’s dreaming up an umbrella for your pet cat or a car wash for toys, a kidventor’s thirst for innovation needs to be quenched. There are plenty of places where it’s easy for creative juices to flow and we’ve rounded up 10 of the best. 81 more words

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How can a children's museum impact parenting?

This guest post is adapted from a conversation with Kristin Vannatta, Operations Manager at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum. A few weeks ago Kristin told me, “Working at the PlayHouse has changed the ways I play with my son.” I asked her to tell me more, and the below is an edited version of her answer. 763 more words