Category: Literacy

For most of the 2000s, I raised two children by myself, and Halloween was among my favorite holidays, because I loved taking the children trick-or-treating. While we were out ransacking the neighborhood and filling pillowcases with candy – yes, pillowcases, we never did Halloween by half – we turned out the porch light and left […]

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Did you know that the Atlanta area is home to the largest independent book festival in the country? In nine years, the AJC Decatur Book Festival has grown into a mammoth showcase for publishers, writers, makers, and artists. With panels, discussions, and demonstrations that will appeal to lovers of every genre of books, this year’s […]

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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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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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One of the best parts of any visit to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is enjoying one of our programs, such as our popular mini-musicals, that are written and performed by the Imaginators, our troupe of professional actors.  Their work within our walls is only a part of what the Imaginators do, however. In 2007, […]

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Welcome!

May 6th, 2014 by Jane Turner

To introduce our new blog, Growing Into the World, Jane Turner, executive director of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, writes about what she has learned about the benefits of play. I believe that I have always known that play is a good thing. I enjoy playing; I feel happy and alive when I play; I forge […]

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