Category: Healthy Living/Wellness

Happy 2015! We’re half-way through the first month of a new year and this month is traditionally the perfect opportunity to try new things and improve on others. “New Year’s Resolutions and Kids: A different approach to traditional goal-setting” on mom.me is a great guide to opening up a discussion with your little ones, if you […]

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As we enter the season of giving, the theme for our Outside the Box exhibit will change to “Box It Up! Pay it Forward” for the month of November. The Museum is partnering with Boxes of Beauty, a nonprofit organization in Atlanta, to help do our part. We learned about Boxes of Beauty quite recently […]

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As our community outreach programs have grown over the years, our Imaginators have performed mini-musicals in schools throughout Atlanta. Since the mini-musicals are geared toward the concept behind the exhibit, rather than the details of the exhibit itself, they are perfect to use in the Connected Learning: Connected Communities outreach, which we shared with you […]

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Last week, NPR Ed produced several stories about the importance of play in childhood development and why adults need to carve out time for daily play as well. Below are a few of our favorite pieces. Listen or read the entire series at NPR’s website. Scientist Say Child’s Play Helps Build a Better Brain When it […]

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Thankfulness, joy, generosity, and gratitude are the focus of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr.  The three day celebration, pronounced eed al fitter, is the Festival of Fast-Breaking.  It starts on the first day of the month of Shawwal, following Ramadan, a fasting holiday.  Eid al-Fitr is so significant that in Saudi Arabia the civil service […]

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Ice cream has been a favorite sweet treat of the world for as long as people can remember. And really longer than they can remember because ice cream dates back to the second century B.C. Roman emperors and other historical characters indulged in what would we would refer to today as a “snow cone” made […]

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When you are traveling this summer, it’s always a struggle to make sure that your children are eating well. You may feel that drive to slack off a little, because it’s summer! Resist that urge, because this is actually a great time to help your kids learn good habits, and the technology available to us […]

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While many Americans, especially kids, are happy to see the end of the school year, we want to watch out for the big case of summertime blahs that can infect children. Studies have consistently shown that three things have been happening to children over the last few decades: obesity is up and literacy is down, […]

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In the hustle of everyday life it can be hard for busy parents to take time out to teach their kids basic cooking techniques. Cooking requires time, patience, and some extra clean-up, especially with the little ones. I have been working with children in the kitchen for over a decade and am a true believer […]

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Are you ready for summer camp? Are you ready for a completely awesome summer camp? Over the last ten years, the counselors and staff at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta have watched a legion of kids explore a little independence and have a whole lot of fun at our Adventure Camp. So much of what […]

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