In honor of our four day holiday weekend and the extra time for play, here is a great Site from the Lemelson Center for the study of invention and innovation. If you click on the link below, you will find "Discussions on Play," these are great videos which speak to the value of play for children. We want our children to be inquisitive, problem-solvers, and life-long learners...we support this through play.
I'm not often going to be singing praises for any television, video games, or technology in general but these are some unique games to try with your child (on a rainy day).
I'm so inspired by all of the visits families have been making to museums using the Cool Culture card. I spent some time exploring the Cool Culture Site and found a wealth of great information. You can even sign up for monthly newsletters that will keep you in the know about monthly cultural events and exhibits. Spend some time on the Site exploring.