CML Recommends

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

“Good Job” Alternatives

Kindness Counts

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