|Resources for Parents and Teachers
The Children's Museum supports parents and teachers in a variety of ways.
Check out our blog: Interactive Learning
Our teachers, education staff and consultants, interns and others take a few moments from their busy days to blog about what's happening at the Museum, and in the community. They write charmingly and compellingly about topics of interest to todays' families - serious and funny, simple or challenging! Click here to check it out!
Money for your Class to VISIT the Museum
The Mass Cultural Council is now accepting applications for the 12-13 school year! The Big Yellow School Bus offers a $200 grant to pay for bus transportation for your class to come and visit the museum!
Bulletin BoardsThe Museum's bulletin boards offer babysitters for hire, playgroups to join, family-oriented services to look into, and arts and entertainment to enjoy. Be sure to check them out when you visit!
TIPS and TOPICS is a feature of the Museum's website (and announced in the monthly E-NEWS) which offers timely information on topics of interest to parents and teachers.
Archived articles include: Summer Survival Guide
Combating "Summer Slide"
Cold Prevention Tips
KIDSPACE are Museum sponsored playgroups, led by two independent agencies on Monday mornings at the Museum. For more info
Periodically, the Museum staff will recommend WEBSITES and other resources for parents and caregivers. Five new sites we have come across are:
• Zero to Three - www.zerotothree.org is a national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families. Their site features links to their Parenting Resources, the Zero to Three Policy Center, their National Training Institute and the Zero to Three Press. It's a great resource for parents, educators and policy makers.
• Family Watch Dog - www.familywatchdog.us - a site developed by John Walsh of "America's Most Wanted" TV show. This site allows you to put your home address or your child's school address into a database that connects to the National Sex Offender Registry. It then pinpoints for you the location of any registered offenders who live or work near you. A useful tool to help keep your family safe!
• One Tough Job - www.onetoughjob.org - This great site, developed by the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund, offers a variety of resources and ideas to help stressed out parents cope with the demands of raising children. Look for parenting tips by age, ways to improve communication with your child, and appropriate discipline ideas.
• Good Search - www.goodsearch.com - donates .01 everytime you search using The Children's Museum in Easton as your charity.
• Good Shop - www.goodshop.com - donate a percentage of your purchase to The Children's Museum in Easton.
Please let us know of other ways that we can support you and your family!