Encouraging creativity and learning through play

Kids' Museum

Now that I’m back at work every day, I make it a point to do creative, educational things with the kids on the weekends.  Some weekends that entails making cookies or crafting decorations out of felt and googley eyes.  Other weekends it means going to try to find a bit of nature (not hard, here in CO) and just walk around.

One of our FAVORITE things to do is go to the Denver Children’s Museum.  The girls love to paint and here they get to not only paint as many pictures as they want to but also decorate them with feathers, stickers, and other fun stuff.

Kids' Museum

They also make rockets that launch in a stream of air, tap dance, play with bubbles, and work at a pretend restaurant. We are also currently looking at preschools for Mazie.  I’m hoping that we find something less college-prep and more learning-through-creative-play. Playing with the girls at home and at the museum, I’ve seen how much they absorb and learn about the world at this age just through experimenting and exploring.  There will be plenty of time later for calculus.