Topic: play

It’s Child’s Play...

A new exhibition opened at The Foundling Museum earlier this month, exploring the importance of child’s play.

Mark Neville is the photographer behind the work which shows children enjoying moments of free, spontaneous activity in settings across the globe. From the adventure playgrounds of North London to the tense war zones … Read more

Added: February 27, 2017Comments: 0

Moominland Midwinter, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale...

Kids in Museums’ commissioning editor Rhonda Carrier and her seven-year-old son had lots to discuss on the tram home after seeing Moominland Winter on stage, a surprisingly dark exploration of the most magical season of all.

‘Snow is beautiful, and dreadful’.

The line could sum up a spellbinding new production of Tove … Read more

Added: December 14, 2015Comments: 0

Ahoy! National Maritime Museum Greenwich...

Ahoy shipmates! The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich opened its new children’s gallery aimed at under-8s last weekend. Kids in Museums volunteer Sarah Yeneralski and her children, James (aged 7) and Sophie (aged 5), were lucky enough to attend the opening and she says it won’t be the last time … Read more

Added: March 25, 2015Comments: 0

The Playful Parent by Julia Deering: a book review...

When Kids in Museums Reviews Editor, Kim Biddulph, heard about a new parenting book called The Playful Parent, written by a mum who also works in museums with young children, she was keen to recapture her sense of playfulness.

The Playful Parent is very much a self-help book for parents who … Read more

Added: July 12, 2014Comments: 0

After School in the Museum?...

Children often feel the museum as a dark, dusty, boring place.
Historia Snc, a company that manages the workshops of some museums in Italy, to experience the museum in a different way to younger, created the After School in the Museum.
The idea is to make the museum a familiar place where … Read more

Added: May 28, 2011Comments: 2

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