Talk About the Benefits of Play with Your Friends and Family
When visiting the Museum, your child experiences an interactive learning environment that is designed for them to explore, discover, imagine and connect. Play helps children's skills that are beneficial for future academic learning and in life. The enjoyable process of learning through play brings together many vital aspects of creating an eagerness to learn, including desire, motivation and a feeling of competence.
Here are some ways you can spread the word about the important role that play has in our children’s lives:
|3 seconds||Follow the Museum on Twitter and tweet about a fun way you and your children played and learned today. Don’t forget to use the hash tag #smartplay.|
|30 seconds||“Like” the Museum on Facebook and post an interesting article on the benefits of play. See our resource page for a list of useful articles and resources.|
|2 minutes||Take a photo of your children playing at the Museum, at home or at the playground and post it to the Museum’s Facebook page.|
|3-5 minutes||Start a discussion about play on your Facebook page and get your friends involved in the discussion by asking their ideas for play tips, activities, etc.|
|5-10 minutes||Do you have a blog? Write a post about the importance of play.|
|30 minutes||Write a letter about the critical role of play in childhood to the editor of your local newspaper.|
|30-60 minutes||Reach out to your schools, community organization, play groups, or church and volunteer to speak about the importance of play in daily learning.|
|1 hour||Select one of the books or articles listed on our resources page to share with your book club.|
|2-3 hours||Invite neighbors or friends to your home for an all-ages play date|
Do you have an idea of how to share the importance of play and learning with others? Tell us about it on our Facebook page.