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· Make sure your children know how to behave. Some museums have no-touch rules because displays can’t be replaced. Children’s museums are usually hands-on.
· Be flexible. You thought you’d visit the dinosaur bones. But the ant colony has captured your child’s interest. Let kids enjoy the museum at their own pace.
· Ask your children to tell you why or how. Encourage them to think about how things might be used. Then try to find the answer.
· Help kids think about how objects relate to what they already know. A knight’s suit of armor serves the same purpose as a catcher’s mask or shin guards. It protects the body.
· Ask your children to tell you about an object that interests them. Who do they think wore that suit of armor? When did they use it?
· Make your visit child-sized. Kids may not want to stay a long time.
· Learn more about something you saw. Visit the library and check out a book. Or go online to learn more.
· Ask your kids to tell others about the visit. What were their favorite things? What didn’t they like? Why?
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