Engaging Young Children in MuseumsEngaging Young Children in Museums

Engaging Young Children in Museums
Author : Sharon E Shaffer
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2016-06-16
ISBN 10 : 9781315429557
ISBN 13 : 1315429551
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


What does a museum do with a kindergartner who walks through the door? The growth of interest in young children learning in museums has joined the national conversation on early childhood education. Written by Sharon Shaffer, the founding Executive Director of the innovative Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, this is the first book for museum professionals as well as students offering guidance on planning programming for young children.This groundbreaking book:-Explains the various ways in which children learn-Shows how to use this knowledge to design effective programs using a variety of teaching models-Includes examples of successful programs, tested activities, and a set of best practices

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