Chicago Children’s Museum is working to become “a model of its kind in early childhood,” and “a community where play and learning connect.” To realize those goals, CCM has pursued a two-year study to understand the dimensions of such a model and explores those dimensions in this seminal publication - a must read for all museums and galleries.
This article reports on a study of young children and the nature of their learning through museum experiences.
This toolkit from Renaissance North West provides a series of wonderful ideas to enhance young children's learning and development by engaging with objects and art works in museums and art galleries.
The report on a series of projects undertaken for Stoke Museums on the best ways to encourage and develop communication friendly museums.
This article outlines a number of art museum programmes that have encouraged children as guides during school and family visits, and discusses the benefits of these programmes - for both the children and their adult companions. By Katrina Weier, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia.
Children enjoy finding new ideas in museums; parents gain new skills in guiding young children's learning; teachers enjoy clear links between museums and the curriculum; and museums staff enjoy designing successful early years programmes. This comprehensive and superb manual collates the experience of some of the most successful family programmes to hep guide new practices for the ever growing young audiences.
This programme aimed to learn about the value of museums to very young children (under 2s), gathering evidence of the positive impact museums can have on children's development and family relationships.
Report commissioned by The Museum of London on the evaluation of provision for Early Years in museums across the London - written by Jo Graham of Learning Unlimited.
Denver Art Museum reports on their project to explore how to increase the relevance and meaning of art museums and galleries to family audiences and how to build family participation in the museum.