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The Importance of a Shoe Box

By Joyce Hemphill (Queen of Play) Way back when I was entering the job market I interviewed for a company that designed and tested the promotional items, or prizes, included … Continue reading

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Week of the Young Child—Family Friday

Family plays a crucial role in children’s social and emotional development. Family relationships are the foundation for all other relationships; they teach children about security and how to experience the … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Week of the Young Child—Artsy Thursday

According to Laurie Rossbach, arts education manager at Madison Children’s Museum, “art is a perfect way for children to explore the world.” Drawing, painting, and sculpting with clay help to … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Week of the Young Child—Work Together Wednesday

Collaborating during work or play teaches children about self-awareness, self-management, decision making, and a variety of other important social skills. According to Heather Davis, the museum’s early learning manager, “Being … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Week of the Young Child–Tasty Tuesday

Children process information through all of their senses. Tasting new and different foods exposes children to a variety of experiences, and sets them up for a lifetime of adventurous and … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Week of the Young Child—Music Monday

This week we’re pleased participate in the Week of the Young Child. Organized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Week of the Young Child is … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Exhibit Opening: The Milky Way Dairy Bar

The museum’s newest exhibit is a tasty lick of Madison history!

February 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

Learn From Nature

By Joyce Hemphill (Queen of Play) My young neighbor was telling me about a nature walk she took with her mom. They set out looking for ‘signs of spring.’ They … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

“The museum was our happy place during a dark time.” Read Sandy’s story.

When Sandy’s daughter Shannon became ill, the museum was a refuge for Sandy and her granddaughter Charlotte. Read their story below. The Madison Children’s Museum will always have a special … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Celebrating 100 Years of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building at Madison Children’s Museum

Madison Children’s Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wisconsin State Capitol with a series of seasonal events and kids’ workshops. The museum’s participation in this event is in … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Safely View the Eclipse with Your Kids

The upcoming eclipse of the sun, which will be visible over Madison on Monday, August 21 from 11:50 a.m. to 2:37 p.m., is creating nationwide excitement. This is the first … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Repetition and Play

By Joyce Hemphill (Queen of Play) I was chatting with a first year nanny who is caring for two young children; the oldest will be starting kindergarten in the fall. … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

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