All posts by Museum Intern

Play and its Relationship to Language

Play and its Relationship to Language By Karen A Francioso-Howe, MS CCC Play, play, play It is such an important part of a child’s preschool development.  It is how a child learns to...
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Fun and Easy Ways to Connect Science with Literacy

Science is a way of thinking.  It is observing, predicting and experimenting, forming a hypothesis, testing it through experiments then comparing the results with the predictions.  Typical science...
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Technology and your Child’s Sleep – Helpful or Harmful?

Technology and your Child’s Sleep – Helpful or Harmful? By: Amy Gemmiti, LCSW In many households, a common bedtime routine looks like this:  after dinner, your child watches a TV show or...
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Ear Infection and its Impact on Speech and Language Development

Ear Infection and its impact on speech and language development By Karen A. Francioso-Howe, MS CCC You may not think of speech and language development as being related to health. In fact, there are...
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Teach Your Family the Value of Giving Back This Season

As the leaves begin to change and the temperature starts dropping, it’s safe to say that the Fall season is officially underway.  Halloween costumes fill the stores and kids are bringing home more...
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Tricks to Make Your Night a Real Treat

Halloween is always a spook-tacular night of fun, but trick-or-treaters are two times more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents on Halloween than they are any other night of the year. Keep...
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5 Easy, DIY Halloween Costumes for Children

Halloween is quickly approaching! Supermarket shelves are lined with endless bags of chocolate and sweets, and spooky decorations are infiltrating the seasonal section at Target. You know what that...
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Your Preschooler and Sleep: Back to School Edition

As the summer draws to a close, there are many items on a parent’s “to do” list to get ready for the upcoming school year.  But have you considered taking a close look at your...
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Balloons at the Museum

This week in the Museum’s Party Room, you will find a fun and elaborate holiday scene made of nothing but balloons! This Winter Wonderland Selfie Station was made by Mrs. E, The Balloon Fairy....
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The Benefits of Drumming in Early Development and Education

The value of music in childhood development is often underestimated. Kids who are involved in drumming, for example, learn to focus their attention and effort on one activity. This improves a...
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