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Summer Social Skills


Summer is a wonderful time to help children develop the social skills necessary to grow into confident adults. Social skills help us interact with others in positive ways. Non-verbal cues make up around 85% of what we communicate to each other. Our mind, body, and language work together to create interactions with others. Evaluation Sociability […]

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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 problem-solve, interact, turn-take and socialize with peers.  But, did you know that play is also an important prerequisite for language development? People […]

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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 plays a few games on a laptop or tablet to help “wind down” from a busy day.  As the child goes to bed, he […]

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Curing the Holiday Gimmies


The holidays are fast approaching and “to-do” lists are reaching new lengths. During the busiest time of the year, it becomes even more important to take a deep breath and a step back. Think about what is most important to you. Is it conserving time, making memories or getting your child the new “it” toy? […]

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How To Build Self Esteem in Children


As individuals, we often strive to master the balance between nourishment and exercise, and as parents, we are forever trying to teach our children what it means to live a truly balanced life. However, with unlimited societal pressures to be thin, children are no longer listening to their bodies’ need for satiation, but rather are […]

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Healthy Winter Living for the Whole Family Part 1: Eating Right


        This winter, don’t let the cold freeze your healthy way of living! There are many simple ways to keep you and your family healthy through this chilly season.         One of the best ways to save your money and improve your health is through home cooked meals. While going out to […]

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Rolie Polie Guacamole!


Rolie Polie Guacamole performed an awesome show on Thursday, July 25 at the Children’s Museum in Easton! In case you missed it, or you just really enjoyed it, we spoke with lead singer and guitarist Frank Gallo to learn more about the band RPG consists of Frank Gallo along with Andrew Tuzchilin on the bass […]

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U.Fund Dreams!


If you’re one of the many parents who are already concerned about paying for their child’s higher education, the U.Fund is here to help! The Children’s Museum in Easton will be hosting a date of the U.Fund Dreams Tour as a part of Free Fun Friday on July 26. The idea behind the U.Fund is […]

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Kindergarten Readiness


We know summer just started but it’s never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many of your children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, not to college…to kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend away from their […]

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The Museum Serves Special Needs Students


You may not know . . . Since 2005, students from The Education Cooperative (TEC) in Dedham have worked as Museum volunteers. These students, with moderate to intensive disabilities, partner with Museum staff to teach arts and crafts, assist with science programs and offer special activities to Museum visitors. TEC works in partnership with school […]

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