Every day is a good day to visit the museum! The LNS faculty and the deCordova Department of Learning and Engagement gathered recently to discuss the children’s experiences with and reactions to the current Sheila Pepe exhibit. Over the course of our discussion, we found ourselves considering the museum through the lens of a parent. Here is what we have learned, collectively, through years of experience in bringing preschoolers to the museum. Each visit can be very brief – quick
Article by Erika Christakis, Consultant and Former Faculty Member.
Take a moment to read Erika’s article: Why Is It Still So Hard To Give Young Children the Space and Time to Play? featured in the online publication DEY (Defending the Early Years). It’s short and sweet!
Mark Weltner Gives Talk at Wonder of Learning
Mark gave a talk on “Materials, Environments, and Small Group Work in a Reggio-Inspired School” on August 23rd and 28th at the Wonder of Learning, Wheelock College, 180 Riverway, Boston.
Opening the World from Me to We
Mark has published a short book on how the theme of storytelling impacted all classrooms during the 2016-17 school year at LNS. Click here to read it or buy a copy!
LNS Meets Ashley Bryan
On October 7, 2016, Ashley Bryan, whose work was featured in a fall museum exhibit, met with Studios Purple and Red in a dynamic and interactive experience. He enthralled the children with call and response poems, songs, and a reading of Beautiful Blackbird. You can find this 93-year-old man’s extraordinary bio here.
Mark Weltner on Listening at Eric Carle Museum
Mark Weltner gave a talk on “The Importance of Listening In Play” at the Eric Carle Museum’s Summer Teacher Workshop, “Make Way for Play,” on July 18, 2016. Mark’s presentation followed a talk by Lella Gandini!
Read on for a sampling of recent blog posts from inside the studios…
Learn more about how LNS and deCordova made children’s thinking visible: download the article “What does the imagination look like? Written by Emily Silet, deCordova’s Head of Educational Exhibits, this article first appeared in Exhibition (Fall 2016) Vol. 35 No. 2, and is reproduced with permission.
“What you’ll see today is the culmination of this collaborative effort. It’s really a one-to-one representation of the school, because each child painted a screen that’s roughly their size, and so you’ll see them stand together as a community, and then we’ll populate it…” – Stephanie Cardon
This exhibition is designed to inspire visitors of all ages to take in the exciting natural world that surrounds us at the deCordova sculpture park every day using Lincoln Nursery School’s exploratory methods and discoveries as a starting point. Find it in the Square, alongside the deCordova Store.