Research shows that unstructured, self-directed PLAY is essential for little ones’ healthy development. The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry encourages PLAY both at the Museum and at home. The following resources are provided for families and educators to help support continuous discovery and encourage all of us to make time and space for a child’s PLAY. Our current learning resources address the needs of parents, after school educators, classroom teachers and other grown-ups, and include helpful tips and tricks to give every child the best opportunity to learn and grow through enrichment, engagement and fun.
Risky Play: Why Children Love It and Need It
Tinkerers Unite! How Parents Enable Kids’ Creativity
10 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Love Moving
Talking About Practice: Adventurous Play – Developing a Culture of Risky Play
5 Ways That Play Helps Kids Succeed in School
Active Play Experiences Help Young Children Develop Physical Literacy
Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills
Engaging Toddlers in Nature Play
Benefits of PLAYing with PLAYdough
Check out CML’s YouTube page for educational videos!