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How about a little fun science? Learn about how plants absorb water with this easy experiment from Paging Fun Mums.
We had fun with this experiment. It was very cool to watch the colours change! I used food coloring and cabbage leaves to show the kids how plants absorb water (and nutrients) up through their stems. We also did this experiment with white flowers too! To conduct your own science experiment, you will need: Cabbage leaves – we …
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Looking to add a little mess to your play this summer? Give these paint water balloons a try: http://buff.ly/1WFN5B2
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Mark your calendar, the next storytime with Naperville Public Library​ is May 4 at 10:30 a.m. in our Family Room: http://buff.ly/1UeW1wR
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Energy Explorers, Izzy Fizzy Chemistry, and Chemical Solutions are just the first week of Summer Camps at the Museum.

Learn more and sign up by May 6 for Early Bird savings: http://buff.ly/1VA2xQa
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Interesting read from MindShift about "productive failure" and math.
Building struggle into lessons can help students learn better than using direct instruction, according to research, and Singapore's education system is investing in 'productive failure' to help its already high-achieving students.
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Fun and tasty math from PBS Parents. Give these no-bake granola balls a try for a hands-on measurement activity.
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Our STEAM* based summer camps are all kinds of fun. Sign up your camper through this Friday, May 6 for Early Bird prices: http://buff.ly/1W6zAff

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math
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Interesting blog on what children are capable of doing. Give this article from Let The Children Play a read to get ideas for open-ended play in your home or classroom.
Juliet from I'm a Teacher Get Me Outside of Here gave me a great tip a while back: give the children a 30m length of rope and then stand back. Well, this rope has been knotted and wrapped around various objects - both human and inanimate - to test out friction and resistance as they pull, climb, ...
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Some fun Sunday reading. Grab your little Illinoisan and learn about our state together!
There are as many interesting Illinois facts as there are corrupt politicians — and we have both in spades. Check out these 15 cool facts about Illinois.
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As you start buying plants for the garden consider planting a living playhouse for your child. Or you and your child! Find directions at Higher Perspective​.
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Galaxy Far Away Space Camp is just one of the fun hands-on Engineering With Lego Summer Camps at the Museum.

Learn more and sign up! http://buff.ly/1NPhh5y
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Tonight is the community free night.

Join us for fun, learning, and the kick off of the Collaborative Youth Team’s Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Land Initiative.

Learn more: http://buff.ly/1MWaTyK
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Phone
630-637-8000
Email
Fax
630-637-1276
Address
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