Kids@Play: Amazeum’s video series

category-logo-kidsplay1Welcome back to the video series called Kids @ Play. It’s sponsored by the Amazeum and it’s designed to give all of us new ideas for creating fun (and educational) play experiences for kids and parents. (To see a collection of all the videos, click here to see them now.)

This month’s video is about the collection of tools you should gather when you’re creating an in-home “tinkering” toolkit. Jason Quail, the Tinkering Initiatives Manager at the Amazeum, outlines the tools and gives some tips on how to keep them organized.

If you don’t have the tools (or the time) to make a tinkering toolkit at home, no worries! The Amazeum has a Tinkering Hub, and it’s a perfect place to take the kids to play (and learn while they’re doing it.) The Tinkering Hub is for kids age 7 and up.

Click HERE for more info on the Amazeum’s 3M Tinkering Hub.

If you’re looking for fun summer camps, the Amazeum is hosting several this year. There are camps for different age groups, ranging from age 6 up to age 16. Click HERE for info about the Amazeum’s Summer Camp program.

The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families located in Bentonville, Ark. A science-based museum, the Amazeum encourages creativity, curiosity and community through exhibits, educational collaboration, and programs, workshops and camps. Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, tinkering hub, nearly one acre of outdoor space, and ever-evolving daily pop-up activities. Click here to find out more about the Amazeum’s first Mini Camp on January 16th. For more information, visit amazeum.org.

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Kids@Play: Parenting workshop Wednesday night

category-logo-kidsplay1This year we kicked off a new series (and a new category) here on nwaMotherlode.com called Kids @ Play. It’s sponsored by the Amazeum and it’s designed to give all of us new ideas for creating fun (and educational) play experiences for kids and parents. (To see a collection of all the videos, click here to see them now.)

This month’s video was made just for parents. Click the play arrow below to get some easy, practical ideas for ways you can help reduce your child’s anxiety when you’re in a tense situation — like waiting on a doctor’s appointment or going into any situation that makes your kid nervous.

For more hands-on parenting tips, register for tomorrow’s workshop called “Parent Cafe.” It will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Amazeum. Registration and payment are required for this adults-only workshop. Click here for more info.

Coming up next week! Remember that the Amazeum is hosting a Spring Break program next week called “Imagination Staycation.” There will be a giant giraffe in the lobby (made of pool noodles), a huge cardboard maze and some fun learning activities, like how elephants brush their teeth! The activities will be different each day, so plan to make multiple trips throughout Spring Break to get in on the fun.

Click HERE for more info on Spring Break at the Amazeum.

If you’re looking for fun summer camps, the Amazeum is hosting several of those, too. There are camps for different age groups, ranging from age 6 up to age 16. Click HERE for info about the Amazeum’s Summer Camp program.

The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families located in Bentonville, Ark. A science-based museum, the Amazeum encourages creativity, curiosity and community through exhibits, educational collaboration, and programs, workshops and camps. Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, tinkering hub, nearly one acre of outdoor space, and ever-evolving daily pop-up activities. Click here to find out more about the Amazeum’s first Mini Camp on January 16th. For more information, visit amazeum.org.

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Kids@Play: Amazeum’s video series

category-logo-kidsplay1Last month we kicked off a new series (and a new category) here on nwaMotherlode.com called Kids @ Play. It’s sponsored by the Amazeum and it’s designed to give all of us new ideas for creating fun (and educational) play experiences for kids and parents. (If you missed last month’s video about “odds and ends,” click here to see it now.)

boy-667804_640 (2)This month we’re encouraging you to let your kids tinker — as in take things apart, look them over, and think about how they work and how they might be used differently. Some of the world’s greatest engineers and inventors were once kids who liked to tinker. The world benefits when parents nurture their kids’ natural sense of curiosity about how things work as well as how they might work better after a few creative adjustments.

Play the video below for more info on the mindset of “tinkering” from A.J. Hart, who works in the Amazeum’s 3M Tinkering Hub. (You might need to adjust the volume up on your computer or phone to hear the audio.) Then drag out a few of those old electronic toys and let your kids do a little “exploratory surgery” on them. Happy tinkering!

If you’re worried about your kids taking apart the family’s brand new television, remember that they’re always welcome to tinker with things at the Amazeum! Click here for more info about the popular 3M Tinkering Hub.

The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families located in Bentonville, Ark. A science-based museum, the Amazeum encourages creativity, curiosity and community through exhibits, educational collaboration, and programs, workshops and camps. Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, tinkering hub, nearly one acre of outdoor space, and ever-evolving daily pop-up activities. Click here to find out more about the Amazeum’s first Mini Camp on January 16th. For more information, visit amazeum.org.

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Kids @ Play: Amazeum’s new video series

category-logo-kidsplay1Moms, don’t feel bad. You are NOT the only parent who is less than thrilled about playing Candyland with her little one for the millionth time. But then again, you definitely don’t want your kid staring at cartoons or an iPad screen all day either. So this month we’re kicking off a new series (and a new category) here on nwaMotherlode.com called Kids @ Play. It’s sponsored by the Amazeum and it’s designed to give all of us new ideas for creating fun (and educational) play experiences for kids and parents.pieces-parts-collage-january-2017

This week’s idea is SO easy to do because we haven’t met a mama yet who doesn’t have a few “pieces and parts” laying around the house. Marie Vukin, who is the Early Learner Specialist at the Amazeum, shows us how to use common pieces and parts to create fun new building materials for kids. (Did we mention that these pieces and parts are free or super cheap? It’s a great reminder that playtime doesn’t have to wreck the family budget.) Children are natural-born creators, so they’re going to LOVE this idea.

Marie ends this video with a few suggestions on how to get the kids to clean up their own creations when playtime is over and you want your living room floor back. Watch and enjoy. Post pictures of your kids’ “pieces and parts” creations on social media and tag us so we can see!

The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families located in Bentonville, Ark. A science-based museum, the Amazeum encourages creativity, curiosity and community through exhibits, educational collaboration, and programs, workshops and camps. Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, tinkering hub, nearly one acre of outdoor space, and ever-evolving daily pop-up activities. Click here to find out more about the Amazeum’s first Mini Camp on January 16th. For more information, visit amazeum.org.

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