Over the summer, I had the incredible opportunity to work for the Curating the Story Museum project. As someone who has never done much research in the cultures and literatures of young people, I was unsure what to expect and how I would be able to help. However, the team were all so welcoming and m
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In my research to understand Canadian children’s literature, I learned that Canada only recently began to produce Canadian published literature in the late 20th century. Most of the stories written about Canada during the Victoria period were written by visitors who were traveling and visiting Canad
Following our hard work over the Fall, the research team embarked on a recreational trip to the much talked about Dr. Seuss Experience in Mississauga, Ontario near the Square One Mall. Never taking our inquisitive research caps off, the team immensely enjoyed diving into the delightful universe of t
Since the past summer, I have switched gears from collecting and documenting archival material to showcasing the material. I have finished creating an annotated bibliography for both the images and the texts I have collected which feature children in urban, city environments. I started the project's
It has not been uncommon in my research to find museums that make exhibits about different countries, particularly popular parts of Europe and Asia. However, I have yet to discover anything that is related to Africa or African countries - until I reached the Sankofa children’s museum. This museum
Many museums are engaging children in geography through new technology that can landscape the topography of a sandbox. This is a new advancement in interactive play that uses sensor and light to materialize visuals onto raw material, making it a highly advanced form of interactive play. The Lawrenc
I took it on my own accord to research a concept I’ve come across in real life and in research: pretend play. There are several existing establishments that cater to this method of play. Pretend play is defined as symbolic behaviour in which one thing is playfully treated as if it were something
Many children’s museums are using textile and sensory experiences for young children between the ages of 4-9. The Children’s Museum of Phoenix has an exhibit called BlockMania that has various different kinds of blocks with different colors, sizes, materials, and textures. The raw material helps ch