Guest Written By: Leverett Wing, President and CEO, Commonwealth Seminar Boston Children’s Museum has always been an oasis for my family. From the time our son, Lleyton, was four years-old,…
When tragic events happen across the world or in our local communities, it can be difficult for us all to find ways of understanding and coping. Young children need support from the adults in their lives as they try to make sense of what they are hearing, seeing, and experiencing.
On October 18th, Boston Children’s Museum welcomed Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins, MD, MPH to host a discussion at its 108th annual meeting on a topic that has been on the minds of parents and caregivers for over 18 months now: How can I support the mental health of my child amidst the many challenges and disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic?
Every museum with a collection has materials identified as “found in collection,” AKA objects that have been disassociated from their records, numbers, or other identifying information. Perhaps they were once familiar to former staff, but with turnover, the institutional memory is lost. These objects are often set aside to be researched and reconciled “as time allows.” But when one of these found in collection items catches someone’s attention, the story emerges. In this post, Collections Intern Sayyara Huseynli explores one of these “mystery” objects.
Do you remember what it was like to go to the doctor when you were little? Was it scary, or do you have a heartwarming memory of a nice nurse…
Happy Earth Day to all! Along with celebrating our extraordinary planet, today is a great day to start talking with kids about how we can and must all work together to protect the natural world. To get the conversation started, we’ve compiled a list of six easy ways that kids can get help protect and preserve the environment.
Throughout history, women have made game-changing accomplishments in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Sadly, due to something called the Matilda Effect, the credit for many groundbreaking discoveries made by women was instead given to a man. In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re highlighting three incredible scientists who deserve some major recognition for their revolutionary work. Hopefully, their stories might inspire young girls today to pursue their interests in STEM.
Picky eating is very common amongst toddlers and young children. It can be challenging for parents to find healthy meals that their young ones will eat! Here are some tips to help you when feeding the little ones in your life.