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Spring Break will be here before you know it. Engage and encourage the young minds in your family: http://buff.ly/1JVJBaf

Fun with Flight Spring Break Camps
Grades 1 – 2 | Monday, March 28 & Tuesday, March 29
Grades 3 – 5 | Wednesday, March 30 & Thursday, March 31
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Looking for a family fun activity? Try making this slime from PBS Parents.

The activity has great questions to ask your children about slime & if your little one sometimes puts things in their mouth it is made from tapioca: http://buff.ly/1Kofp7x
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Check out this list of books for Black History Month from PBS.
The following are some of our favorite books for Black History Month (and anytime!). Some describe our different histories while others show the joys and challenges that are shared by children of all colors as they learn and grow.
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Join us for Spring Festival Creativity Class Tuesday, February 9. We will explore Chinese New Year with fun hands-on activities: http://buff.ly/23HtcfU
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Out of School on February 16, 25 or 26? Camp is in at the Museum. Learn More: http://buff.ly/1ZR455A

On their day off engage and encourage young minds:
Kids Design Engineering | February 16 or 26
Fun with Flight | February 25
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A short easy read that is interesting & informative from mental_floss.
These mistakes show that little kids know a lot more about the rules than we think.
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Join us for the first Tiny Great Performances® of the year. Tomorrow at Perpetual Motion Inc. will preform at 10:30 & 11:30 am: http://buff.ly/1X0XHJm
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This week our blog talks about the importance of open-ended sensory play. And gives ideas for engaging your child at home and at the Museum.
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Pirates' Quest Lego® Engineering Workshop is this Friday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Is your child in grades K - 3, sign them up to join us as we explore by learning about pirates, building motorized ships and a trebuchet: http://buff.ly/1UGHyqN
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Our Good Show Gallery! will become a Dental Clinic from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

DuPage County Health Department Smile Squad will be providing free screenings to children ages one to 18 and no appointments are necessary. School Dental Forms will be given.

Have question about the screening call DuPage County Health Department at (630) 682-7400, ext. 7776

Directions to the Museum: http://buff.ly/1X0RXPL
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Looking for something new to #readtogether? Try this list of 2016 award winners, it includes the Newbery & Caldecott winners.
Your guide to the best children's and young adult literature for 2016 is here. See the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott and other children's book awards.
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Interesting article on how improv can be good for #students, #teachers and #schools from MindShift:
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630-637-8000
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301 North Washington Street Naperville, IL, 60540
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A Force for Early Learning
Introduction
DuPage Children’s Museum is more than a Museum…it's a force for early learning! Via interactive exhibits and programs that make learning fun for children and adults playing together, DuPage Children's Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children. The Museum is located in Naperville, Illinois, a quick walk from the Naperville Metra train station. Parking is free and the building is wheelchair accessible. For information about hours, Museum admission and membership packages, visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org or call (630) 637-8000.

Mission
DuPage Children’s Museum mission is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children through:
- self-directed, open-ended experiences
- integration of the arts, science and math, and
- the child-adult learning partnership.

Description
As a model resource for self-directed, open-ended experiences, DuPage Children’s Museum will transform the learning landscape for young children and the important adults in their lives.

Core Beliefs:
- respect for all children and their ability to learn
- the power of play as a basis for constructing knowledge
- the importance of the child-adult learning partnership