The Delaware Children's Museum will build imaginative minds through play and math-, science- and technology-based informal learning.
What's informal learning? It's when children learn through their own exploration and activity, as they follow their personal interests and grasp concepts naturally. Also referred to as "playful learning," it's what kids do best.
As DCM Board member, education expert and author Dr. Roberta M. Golinkoff (University of Delaware) explains:
- Playful learning is when children develop their imagination and physical, cognitive and emotional strengths.
- As they master their world through playful learning, children develop new competencies that lead to the enhanced confidence and the resiliency they will need to face future challenges.
- Children's museums fill a crucial gap, inviting children and families to come together to learn, all at their own level.
- At children's museums, children solve problems, investigate alternatives and enjoy their discoveries in a way that makes them want to learn more.
- This is because learning takes place best in a meaningful context, and this is exactly what children's museums provide.
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