Archive for July 2014

Happy Retirement Ms. Joyce!

Earlier today, the staff of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta held a celebratory potluck luncheon for one of our longest-serving employees. Joyce Matthews came on board on January 6, 2003, two months before we opened our doors to the public. Quite a few thousand of you have spoken to “Miss Joyce” on the telephone over…

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The Festival of Fast-Breaking: Eid al-Fitr

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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We All Scream For Ice Cream

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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Are You Smarter Than a Kid Inventor?

According to my research, the answer is no. By simply Google-ing ‘kid inventor’, I have discovered examples of inventions created by children that have completely opened my eyes to the importance of childhood imagination. My Google results have told me that children are innovative and capable of just about anything. At a young age, their…

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